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I'm trying to make sweet fried plantains (maduros) but I'm not having much success. I've tried frying on low, medium, and high heat and with varying amounts of oil. The plantains never come out soft ...
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I have a tough time telling if my cantaloupe is ripe (without opening it and trying it. Any suggestions?
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When buying an avocado from the grocery store or farmers market how do I know when it is ripe? What are some signs I should look for to know that it is either a good or bad avocado?