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Platanos or plantains are cooking bananas. They are extremely popular in South America and the Caribbean. This easy plantain side dish adds a nice sweetness to any meal. Use plantains with heavy black spotting to a fully black skin. Try it in place of a potato side dish with your meal, you'll like it!



Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • Heat peanut oil and butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat until butter begins to sizzle. Gently toss plantain slices with brown sugar, then place into hot oil. Fry until plantains begin to turn golden brown, then turn over, and continue frying until caramelized, about 2 minutes per side.

  • Drain plantains on a paper towel-lined plate and sprinkle with salt before serving.

Editor's Note:

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. Amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts

177 calories; protein 1.2g; carbohydrates 35.2g; fat 5.1g; cholesterol 10.2mg; sodium 129.6mg. Full Nutrition