Chef John's Fried Sweet Plantains

Chef John's Fried Sweet Plantains

Chef John 21696

"I think when you pair these with a simple plate of black beans and rice, you're talking about a super simple, very frugal, and very delicious dinner. I really hope you give them a try soon."


20 m servings 235 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 235 kcal
  • 12%
  • Fat:
  • 14 g
  • 22%
  • Carbs:
  • 30.3g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 1.3 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 4 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Heat oil in a heavy-duty skillet over high heat. Place 4 to 5 plantain slices in a single layer in the pan and cook until golden brown and tender, 4 to 6 minutes per side. Transfer to a paper-towel lined plate. Repeat with remaining plantain slices.
  2. Sprinkle cooked plantains with salt and drizzle with lime.
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  1. 14 Ratings


The video was very helpful. I made these using a nearly black plantain with 2T Coconut Oil in a non-stick frypan. I was using the dish for a dessert so mid-way through cooking I sprinkled on a...

Yum! I love fried plantains and have ever since my dear Cuban friend introduced them to me. We served this with Cuban chicken fricasse. Thanks Chef John!

Have made these twice now, they are so easy and good. Don't skip the limes and salt. I don't know why that makes such a big difference, but they really increase the deliciousness.

Black beans and rice, and some kind of meat, if you want it.

Love this recipe. Very simple. I used coconut oil and it taste fantastic. VG

Thank You, Thank You, and Thanks again, Chef John for sharing this recipe with us. I grew up ( and still do!) eating these for breakfast along with fried eggs - sunny side-up...delish! Chef Wilo...

My husband who was born in Columbia LOVED these made with Chef John's suggestion of serving this with rice and black beans. (watch the video) :)

They werent very sweet at all. I will be trying to find something sweeter

I thought these were easy to make and really good.