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How to Fry Ripe Plantains


Here's a Step-by-Step guide to frying Ripe Plantains.

1. Fried Ripe Plantains

Fried plantains
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Fried Ripe Plantains

2. Frying the Plantain

Plantains frying
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  • Drizzle oil just to coat the bottom of a non-stick skillet and place on medium heat.
  • When oil begins to shimmer, add plantains, working in batches, to fry.
  • Fry for 1 and 1/2 minutes on one side, flip and fry for 1 minute on the other side.
  • Drain on paper towels. Repeat until all the plantains are fried.

3. Peeling and Slicing the Plantain

Peeling and Cutting Plantains
Photo by Cynthia Nelson
  • Remove skin from plantain. The skin should remove easily.
  • Cut diagonally into 1/4-inch thick slices. You can cut it into rounds also.

4. Choosing and Preparing the Plantain

Prepping plantains for frying
Photo by Cynthia Nelson
  • Choose a very ripe plantain - black skinned or dull yellow color with patches of black.
  • Cut off the top and bottom tips of the plantains.
  • Slit the skin of the plantain by running the tip of your knife from top to bottom.

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