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This traditional South America and Caribbean side dish adds a nice sweetness to any meal. Use plantains with heavy black spotting to a fully black skin. Try these bananas in place of potatoes with your meal, you'll like it!



Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Heat peanut oil and butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat until the butter begins to sizzle. Gently toss plantain slices with brown sugar, then place into hot oil. Fry until the plantains begin to turn golden brown, then turn over, and continue frying until they have caramelized, about 2 minutes per side.

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

Nutrition Facts

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