Sweet and Savory Fried Plantains

Prep Time:

5 Minutes

Cook Time:

10 Minutes

Serves:

3-4 Servings

Level:

Easy

About the Recipe

Fried plantain is a Caribbean staple. Some cultures fry the plantains while they are still green. But this recipe requires the sweet yellow plantain. The savory take on this traditional dish is easy and to your own liking, so use as much or as little as you like but it packs a delectable flavor.

Ingredients


Preparation

Step 1


Using a sharp knife, trim the tops and tails of the plantains, then make 3 shallow slits lengthwise, piercing only the skin along the natural ridges. Use the tip of your thumb to peel the skin off.



Step 2


Cut diagonally along the length of the plantain to make 1 inch thick slices.



Step 3


Pour enough oil into a frying pan to cover the entire bottom, creating a shallow bath to fry the plantains in on medium-high heat. Fry the slices for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until golden brown.


Step 4


Remove the golden brown plantains from the oil and drain on a paper towel.


Step 5


Transfer to a plate then liberally sprinkle Taíno Spice as desired.