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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.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Caribbean, Tropical
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 205 kcal


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


  1. Cut plantains into 1-inch pieces at a diagonal.
  2. 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.
  3. Cook plantains for 4-5 minutes per side, or until they are crispy and golden. Repeat with remaining plantains.
  4. Serve plantains with salt, to taste, and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  • Expert Tip: Medium-low heat is key here.  If the heat is too hot, you will end up burning the exterior of the plantains.  Conversely, if the heat is too low, you will not get that crispy, sweet, and caramelized plantain exterior.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
Fried Plantains Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 205 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Sodium 4mg0%
Potassium 447mg13%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 1009IU20%
Vitamin C 16mg19%
Calcium 3mg0%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.