I have been reading Robb Walsh book Sex, Death and Oysters. In it he refers to a Dish at Gallitores in New Orleans of deep fried Eggplant wedges served table side with a mixture of sugar and Tabasco. Since I did not have Eggplant handy I did have some leftover Plantains from a Mufungo I made recently. I sliced them up fried and served with the mixture.
The sweet hot taste was enjoyed by all that tried.