Fried Plantains

Fried Plantains


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Plantains are a type of banana that is a bit firmer and lower in sugar. They are a staple in tropical cooking and grow as far north as Florida and as far south as Brazil. This recipe makes for a delicious dessert with any type of meal.

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Serving Size / Yield

8 Servings


  • 1 quart oil for frying
  • 2 plantains

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Preheat oil in a large, deep skillet over medium high heat. Peel the plantains and cut them in half. Slice the halves lengthwise into thin pieces. Fry the pieces until browned and tender. Drain excess oil on paper towels.

Yield: 8 servings

Note: Overly ripe plantains work best for this recipe.

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