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.
Servings 6 people
- 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
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.
Slice the peeled plantains diagonally into 1 inch thick pieces.
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.
Fry the plantains in small batches until golden brown, turning once. Then remove from the oil with a metal slotted spoon or tongs.
Place on a cooling rack or plate. Do not use paper towels as the plantains may stick to them.
Sprinkle with a little sugar if desired. Serve warm.
- Use a neutral-tasting oil such as canola or vegetable oil.
- Use enough oil to cover the platains.
- Only use medium heat to fry the plantains, or else the plantains can burn in no time or brown too quickly. You may have to lower the heat depending on the size of your stove burner and pan.