Fried Plantains


Fried plantains are a traditional treat in many parts of the world. Try them once and you'll be hooked. Overly ripe plantains work best for this recipe.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
15 mins


  • 2 cups oil for frying, or as needed

  • 2 large plantains


  1. Preheat oil in a large, deep skillet over medium-high heat.

  2. Peel plantains. Cut in half crosswise, then cut each half lengthwise into thin pieces.

  3. Working in batches, fry plantains in the hot oil until browned and crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Drain on a paper towel-lined plate.

Editor's Note

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

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

595 Calories
55g Fat
29g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 595
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 55g 71%
Saturated Fat 7g 37%
Sodium 4mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 10%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 17mg 83%
Calcium 3mg 0%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 447mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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