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Fried Sweet Plantains

A family-friendly side popular in the Caribbean and Latin America, fried ripe plantains, also known as maduros, are tender on the inside and caramelized on the outside.

Serves 4
Ready in 30 mins
Prep time 12 mins
Cooking time 18 mins
331 calories per serving


> 3 large very ripe, blackened plantains (about 1 1/2 lbs)
> 1 cup canola oil


Trim ends of the plantains. With tip of paring knife, make 2 shallow cuts in the peel along entire length. Remove peel and cut plantains on an angle into ½-inch-thick slices.
In a 12-inch skillet, heat the oil on medium-high until hot but not smoking. In batches, cook plantains 2–3 min. per side, until golden brown.
Transfer to a paper towel–lined plate. Season with salt to taste. Repeat with remaining plantains.

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