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Green Plantain Fries


Green Plantain Fries

Green Plantain Fries

Photo by Cynthia Nelson

Green Plantain Fries are an excellent substitute to French Fries. They are more hearty, cook up quickly, are less greasy and more nutritious. Serve these hot and with ketchup or any sauce that you would serve with French Fries.

For this recipe, be sure to use very green (unripe) plantains.

Prep Time: 6 minutes

Cook Time: 6 minutes

Total Time: 12 minutes

Yield: Serves 4


  • 2 lbs. green plantains
  • Salt to taste
  • Vegetable oil for shallow frying


  1. Peel plantains. Cut in half cross way, then cut in half length ways and cut further into thick uniform strips.

  2. Heat oil in pan for shallow frying on medium heat.

  3. Add plantains in batches and fry until golden - about 3 minutes. Remove from oil and sprinkle immediately with salt.

  4. Serve hot as is or just as you would French Fries.

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