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Chef John's Fried Sweet Plantains

Chef John's Fried Sweet Plantains

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Chef John

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.

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

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  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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Reviews

deb az
10
6/29/2012

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 about 1T Brown Sugar and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon. Near the end of cooking I lightly sprinkled with salt. The taste was good. I might fry them a little hotter next time to create a crispier exterior. Note: I would suggest not placing them on a paper towel lined plate as mine stuck to it! I am always in favor of trying to remove excess oil but will try a way other than a paper towel next time.

MrsFisher0729
5
6/3/2012

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!

MEGAN
3
12/12/2012

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.