I love the idea of a Cuban Christmas! My family always eats tamales for good luck. As for flan, I have the best pumpkin flan recipe. Click here for the recipe and video. If you don't want to use indiviidual cups, you can pour it into an 8 inch flan pan. Black beans and rice are simple sides - don't forget the sour cream! But if you serve them with fried plantains, it takes the meal to another level. Plus, they're so easy to make. Recipe below!
- Peel a bunch of ripe plantains - or banana - then slice at an angle longways.
- Heat about an inch of vegetable oil in frying pan.
- Once it's hot (when you drip in a bit of water it sizzles), fry on both sides until golden brown.
- Remove from pan and let the oil drain on a paper towel. Sprinkle with a little salt.
Cilantro too, if you like it. I love it.