Fried Sweet Plantain

This may be the first thing I learned how to cook.  I eat them as a snack, with Nigerian food, Cuban food, Brazilian, the list goes on.  These cooking bananas are commonly  found in several African, Caribbean & South American cuisines.

Plus it’s so easy to make, a 9 year old could do it (considering that’s how old I was when I first made them).

 

RECIPE OVERVIEW


 

When plantains are ripe, they’re yellow with a little black.

Whole Plantain

 

Peel and cut into diagonal slices

Peeled and sliced plantain

 

Heat the oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Pan fry the plantain.

Sizzling Plantain

 

Turning midway, until golden brown.  Should be about 2 minutes each side.

turning plantain

 

Once fully cooked strain onto paper towel. Immediately season with salt.

salt on plantain

 

 

In no way is it authentic in African cuisine (how I learned it) to add honey, but I sometimes drizzle a little on when I have them for a snack.

fried plantain

 

Bon Appétit

 

 

Fried Sweet Plantain
Recipe TypeSides
Cuisine: African
Author: Uwale Kiano Moju
Ingredients
  • 1 ripe yellow plantain, peeled & cut into 1/4″ slices
  • 2 TBSP vegetable oil
  • kosher salt
  • *optional* 1 tsp honey
Instructions
  1. Heat the oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Pan fry the plantain.
  2. Turn midway and cook until golden brown. Should be about 2 minutes each side.
  3. Once fully cooked strain onto paper towel. Immediately season with salt.
  4. Drizzle honey, if using

 

 

Kiano Moju

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Founder of Culinary Inspo. Kiano is a California raised foodie with a big travel bug and even bigger appetite to explore the world's food and cultures.

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