Fried Plantains

  • 25 mins
  • 3 ingredients


  • 2 green plantains
  • Canola oil for frying
  • kosher salt to taste
Plantains are a staple in Latin America and the Caribbean islands. They look very much like bananas, but are a different species. They are very starchy and take well to frying.  As plantains ripen skin becomes more yellow and the flesh becomes softer and sweeter.

  • In order the peel the plantain cut the ends off, then cut lengthwise along the ridges, just to the surface of the flesh. Peel the skin away in sections.
  • Split the plantains in two lengthwise.
  • cut the plantain in to bite sized slices(lengthwise) and rub a small amount of salt on each side of the plantain chips.
  • Fry the plantains for about 15 minutes in hot oil.
  • Remove plantains from the oil drain and then mash flat with a potato masher or a heavy pan.
  • place the plantains back in to the pan and fry until they begin to turn brown. About 10 minutes, stirring once.
  • Serve.

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