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Sweet Fried Plantains

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These Sweet Fried Plantains were crispy on the outside, soft inside, and the flavor was perfect! The trick to good plantains is to let them get all the way ripe; which is a lot of black on the skin, that’s when they are the sweetest.

First of all these are not bananas, they are plantains. They are very healthy, the fiber and starch found in plantains are complex carbs, and they are high in antioxidants. plantains are very popular from Central and South America to the Caribbean, Africa, and Southeast Asia. If they’re not available at your local grocery store you can find them at a Latin or Asian grocery store.

We’re lucky enough to have a Global Market across town, but I have seen them at Walmart and other grocery stores too, just not in large quantities. It’s worth asking, they might be there and you just thought they were funny looking bananas. The peel is thicker and they’re normally way larger than your average banana and not in bunches like bananas.

We were having a Jamaican theme dinner with Ziggy Marley’s Jerk Chicken and Jamaican Style Greens so Sweet Fried Plantains was a perfect addition, also known as Maduros or tostones. We first saw these many years ago watching Triple D with Guy Fieri. We love exploring the world through food and different recipes represent a whole new world of flavors we’re not familiar with, but appreciate getting to know what it’s like there without the ability to travel around the world, we can understand each other a little better.

These Sweet Fried Plantains were crispy on the outside, soft inside, and the flavor was perfect! The trick to good plantains is to let them get all the way ripe; which is a lot of black on the skin, that's when they are the sweetest.

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Sweet Fried Plantains

Sweet Fried Plantains

These Sweet Fried Plantains were crispy on the outside, soft inside, and the flavor was perfect! The trick to good plantains is to let them get all the way ripe; which is a lot of black on the skin, that's when they are the sweetest.

Ingredients

  • 1 large plantain
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
  • 2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
  • 2 Teaspoons Cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Cut the ends off the plantain and make a slice all the way down the peel to remove. Cut plantain on an angle about pieces about 1/2 inch thick.
  2. Heat Olive oil and butter on medium high to a sizzle, place plantain slices in the the skillet, cook 5 minutes on one side and flip to cook about 3 minutes on the other side.
  3. Sprinkle brown sugar and cinnamon on a plate. Transfer plantain atop sugar cinnamon mixture. Gently smash plantains with the back of spoon into the brown sugar cinnamon mixture, flip to coat the other side and return to skillet for 1–2 minutes per side.
  4. Let cool on rack with paper towels on a plate for a moment.
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These Sweet Fried Plantains were crispy on the outside, soft inside, and the flavor was perfect! The trick to good plantains is to let them get all the way ripe; which is a lot of black on the skin, that's when they are the sweetest.

These Sweet Fried Plantains were crispy on the outside, soft inside, and the flavor was perfect! The trick to good plantains is to let them get all the way ripe; which is a lot of black on the skin, that's when they are the sweetest.

These Sweet Fried Plantains were crispy on the outside, soft inside, and the flavor was perfect! The trick to good plantains is to let them get all the way ripe; which is a lot of black on the skin, that's when they are the sweetest.

These Sweet Fried Plantains were crispy on the outside, soft inside, and the flavor was perfect! The trick to good plantains is to let them get all the way ripe; which is a lot of black on the skin, that's when they are the sweetest.

These Sweet Fried Plantains were crispy on the outside, soft inside, and the flavor was perfect! The trick to good plantains is to let them get all the way ripe; which is a lot of black on the skin, that's when they are the sweetest.

Fried Sweet Plantains
Jamaican Style Greens
Ziggy Marley’s Jerk Chicken

 



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These Sweet Fried Plantains were crispy on the outside, soft inside, and the flavor was perfect! The trick to good plantains is to let them get all the way ripe; which is a lot of black on the skin, that's when they are the sweetest. #jamaican #plantains

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