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Fried Salvadorian Sweet Plantains

Rated as 4.4 out of 5 Stars

"El Salvador way of frying plantains for a sweet taste. Delicious plantain sticks."
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15 m servings 323
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  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; 14.1 51 1.8 0 6 Full nutrition

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I bought plantains for the first time and tried them in a savory dish as well as this one. I discovered that I am not a fan of the plantain but that is not due to any fault of this recipe. These...

Loved it! Followed recipe exactly as detailed. And ate the plantains like candy! yum!

Very good! My friend gave me a half box of plantains. I needed a different ways to fix them! Love this recipe but I also added shredded coconut on top while cooking. Yummy!

First of all, plantains have to be overly ripe. Black and tender. They are NOT bananas. When in El Salvador, I had the best plantains ever. This is a good recipe with out sugar.

made sticks this time ...finished with powdered sugar

Very easy and very tasteful. I will make it again.

Made these last night for dessert. I sprinkled them with powdered sugar instead of regular sugar. So delicious!!!

This is so delicious! I drizzled some honey over mine and dipped them in peanut butter. Soooo good!