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Fried Plantains

Learn how to make simply fried plantains recipe with ripe plantains that become caramelized and almost candied like.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Latin
Keyword: fried plantain chips, fried plantains recipe, how to fry plantains, how to make fried plantains
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 109kcal
Author: Samantha Ferraro


  • 2 very ripe plantains
  • Canola or vegetable oil
  • Brown sugar optional
  • Kosher or sea salt optional


  • Cut ends off of plantains and run a knife along the sides, peeling the skin off.
  • Slice on a diagonal about 1/2 in thick.
  • Heat a large skillet with oil so it completely covers the bottom of the pan. When oil is hot enough (you want to hear a sizzle when plantain goes in), place plantains a few at a time in the hot oil.
  • Fry on 1st side until it is golden brown and caramelized, about 4-5 minutes. Fry the other side until golden brown.
  • Optional: sprinkle with brown sugar or sea salt (But I find them sweet enough).


Calories: 109kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 446mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 1010IU | Vitamin C: 16.5mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 0.5mg