Fried plantains

By fiveandspice
June 13, 2014

Author Notes: Fried plantains are typically eaten as a side dish for supper in many Latin American countries, but I think they make for a fantastic breakfast!fiveandspice

Serves: 1


  • 1 completely ripe plantain (its skin should be pretty much black)
  • 2 tablespoons butter


  1. Peel the plantain and cut it on an angle into 1/2-inch thick slices.
  2. In a large frying pan, heat the butter over medium-high heat until it foams. Add the plantain slices in a single layer and cook until the bottom side is turning a deep golden brown -- several minutes -- then flip and cook the second side.
  3. Transfer the plantain pieces to a plate. Serve accompanied by bacon, or sour cream, and/or drizzled with maple syrup, if you desire.

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Reviews (4) Questions (0)


arielcooks August 28, 2016
To eat with Jollof Rice, these plantains would have to be cooked in clarified palm oil. We clarify the palm oil in a cast-iron pan outdoors, on the grill; then we fry the plantain slices until done and sprinkle cayenne over them to serve. Just like we ate in Nigeria!
CookOnTheFly September 11, 2015
I bought two plantains and then had to wait about a month for them to ripen. The wait was worth it - this was fabulous!
Dominique June 28, 2014
These are absolutely delicious ! Agreat accompaniment to grilled meats in the summer ! Thank you for posting it.
Author Comment
fiveandspice July 7, 2014
Definitely delicious with grilled meats!