Side Dish · Snack

Fried Plantains

Fried plantains are one of my favorite foods to order at Mexican restaurants. There is something about the sweet and salty combination that just gets me.

I made these for lunch the other day and had them with rice and beans… it was delicious. You only need 3 ingredients for this recipe: plantains, vegetable oil, and salt.

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Make sure to buy plantains that are covered with spots and look super ripe. Cut each end of the plantain and peel the plantain. Cut the plantains into 5 or 6 pieces. Heat your oil in a pot or cast iron pan over medium heat.

Add the plantains into the oil one at a time. The oil should sizzle when you add the plantains in. If the oil is not hot enough it won’t sizzle.

Fried Plantains

Turn the plantains every 30 seconds or so until they are dark golden brown on all sides. Remove from pan and let cool slightly on paper towels on a plate. Sprinkle lightly with salt and serve!

Fried Plantains

  • Servings: 1-2
  • Difficulty: medium
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Sweet and salty fried plantains.


  • 2 plantains
  • vegetable oil
  • salt


  1. Peel and cut plantains.
  2. Heat oil over medium heat in a pan or cast iron pan.
  3. Add the plantains and turn them every day 30 seconds until they are browned to your preferece.
  4. Remove from the pan and cool on a paper towel. Sprinkle with salt, serve and enjoy!


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