Fried Plantains

Have you ever tried plantains before?  They are in the fruit/banana section of your local grocery store.  They are bigger than bananas.  I would say if you are going to buy them and try them, but them with some blackness to them.  They should be a bit soft to the touch when purchasing, sort of like a ripe banana.

I made these friend plantains recently.  They turned out fabulously!  They were gone in just a few minutes.  Our family first tried them back in Boone, NC several years ago.  They are wonderful alone, but they are great in burritos as well.  Try and enjoy!

One tip… stay with them.  Don’t multitask when frying this fruit up.  I have learned the hard way.  🙂

Fried Plantains


Vegetable Oil or Canola Oil

2 firm or ripe Plantains (about one pound)

Sea salt

How to:

Peel the plantains and discard the skins. Slice into 1/4-inch thick pieces. I cut my in a slanted way.  Fry the plantains in oil, turning occasionally, until a golden brown color on medium heat, about 2 to 4 minutes. The longer the plantains fry the sweeter they are. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Sprinkle the plantains with a little salt.


One thought on “Fried Plantains

  1. We do this all the time. I skip the salt though. It’s so good with rice and beans, at least that’s what we usually eat it with. We also do some with green bananas – I’ll have to write about that sometime. I have a nice picture already…

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