Sweet Fried Plantains

Enjoy a little taste of the Caribbean at your table with this quick and easy Sweet Fried Plantains recipe. With crispy outsides, and soft, creamy insides, these Sweet Fried Plantains, are sure to become a favorite. Eat them for breakfast, as an appetizer, a side dish or snack.

Course Appetizer, Breakfast, Side Dish
Cuisine Caribbean, Latin American
Keyword banana, plantains
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 11 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 306 kcal
Author Bullock's Buzz


  • 4 large very ripe plantains the more brown, the better
  • Vegetable oil for frying enough to fill skillet to 1 ½ inch depth
  • 1 tsp sugar optional


  1. Using a sharp knife, cut off the ends of the plantains. Next, cut a slit down the side of the plantain and use your fingers to peel off the skin.

  2. Slice the peeled plantains diagonally into 1 inch thick pieces.

  3. Add oil to a large skillet (enough to cover plantains about to 1 ½ inches deep), then heat over medium-high to about 350 degrees F. Test the oil by adding one piece of plantain: if the oil bubbles vigorously, it's ready. 

  4. Fry the plantains in small batches until golden brown, turning once. Then remove from the oil with a metal slotted spoon or tongs. 

  5. Place on a cooling rack or plate. Do not use paper towels as the plantains may stick to them.

  6. Sprinkle with a little sugar if desired. Serve warm.

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