Fried Salvadorian Sweet Plantains


El Salvador way of frying plantains for a sweet taste. Delicious plantain sticks.

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


  • 2 large very ripe (black) plantains - peeled

  • ¼ cup vegetable oil

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 2 tablespoons white sugar, or to taste (Optional)


  1. Cut each plantain into two halves and each half into three strips.

  2. Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Gently lay plantain strips into hot oil; drizzle vanilla extract over plantains and season with cinnamon. Place a cover on the skillet and cook the plantains until browned completely, 5 to 7 minutes per side. Transfer plantains to a plate lined with paper towel to drain; sprinkle sugar over the plantains.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

323 Calories
14g Fat
51g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 323
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Sodium 6mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 51g 19%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 27g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 25mg 127%
Calcium 10mg 1%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 694mg 15%

* 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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