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Golden and crispy plantains that have been cooked in a skillet and served with rice.
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Fried Plantains Recipe

Learn how to make Fried Sweet Plantains in this quick and easy recipe. Serve this naturally vegan and gluten-free dish with a sprinkle of salt as a side dish or snack.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Caribbean, Tropical
Servings: 4 servings
Author: London


  • 2 plantains ripened
  • 3-4 Tbsp. coconut oil
  • Salt to taste


  • Cut plantains into 1-inch pieces at a diagonal.
  • Add 1-2 tablespoons coconut oil to a large skillet over medium-low heat. Place half of the plantains, cut side-down, into the skillet in a single layer.
  • Cook plantains for 4-5 minutes per side, or until they are crispy and golden. Repeat with remaining plantains.
  • Serve plantains with salt, to taste, and enjoy!


Meal Prep and Storage

  • To Prep-Ahead: These can be made in advance and stored until ready to enjoy.
  • To Store: The best way to store is in an airtight container in the refrigerator. This dish will keep for up to 3-4 days after cooking.
  • To Freeze: Seal fried plantains in an airtight freezer-safe container for up to 3 months.
  • To Reheat: In order to get that crispy coating to reappear after reheating it is best to reheat in a skillet with a bit of coconut oil. Warming them up in the microwave will give you mushy and not crispy plantains.


Calories: 205kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 447mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 1009IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg