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Yellow-brown, brown and black plantains can be peeled as you would a banana, but it is almost impossible to peel green and yellow plantains. Cut their skin off with a sharp knife.
Slice plantains, with the skin attached, on a diagonal into 3/4-inch rounds (or another length as indicated in your recipe). Peel the plantain rounds, one by one, by placing them on a cutting board, then starting with one side of a plantain round, cut away the peel with a paring knife. Rotate and slice the skin off the other sides until the plantain round is completely peeled.