June 22, 2012
Fried Sweet Plantains
Have mercy! I am in love with practically all things plantains! Tostones, mofongo, maduros, you name it. Heck, even a raw black plantain makes my heart sing. But one of my favorite treats is frying up some sweet plantains. Once they've turned yellow or black, slice those puppies up and toss them in a skillet. Try experimenting with additional flavors like cinnamon too. Enjoy!
1 or 2 yellow to black plantains, peeled and cut into 1 inch slices
1 tablespoon oil
optional: sugar or brown sugar for extra caramelization
1. Heat oil in pan over medium-high heat. If using sugar, toss sliced plantains in sugar then place in pan.
2. Fry until plantains begin to turn golden brown, then flip. It should be about 2 minutes per side.
3. Drain plantains on a paper towel before serving.