Fried Plantains

Fried Plantains

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Donna 0

"Fried plantains are a traditional treat in many parts of the world. Try them once and you'll be hooked. Overly ripe plantains work best for this recipe."

Ingredients 15 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 152 cals

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 152 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 11.2 g
  • 17%
  • Carbs:
  • 14.3g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 0.6 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 2 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oil in a large, deep skillet over medium high heat.
  2. Peel the plantains and cut them in half. Slice the halves lengthwise into thin pieces.
  3. Fry the pieces until browned and tender. Drain excess oil on paper towels.
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  • We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.
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LADYJAYPEE
10/5/2006

Rather than using all of that oil, I just sauteed my sliced plantains in a few tablespoons of melted butter until they were slightly browned/carmelized on both sides. Worked great. SO good! Love plantains! Thanks, Donna!

LatinaCook
7/29/2006

It is very important to use very ripe plantains for this one. These aren't tostones (fried green plantains). These are called "amarillos". Heather's picture adequately demonstrates this recipe, the other picture is showing fried green plantains, they are different. Amarillos turn out sweet, not crunchy and darker in color when compared to green. I like to use plantains with yellow and black skins or all black. You can eat them by themselves or sometimes I like to sprinkle grated parmesan on top.

MINGFBA
1/25/2004

My husband makes these, we all love them. You didn't mention that if they are green they need to be fried twice, flatten in the middle of cooking. Good with garlic & salt. We also slice them in circles. When very over ripe the sugars come out and caramelize. Great for breakfast.