Fried plantains are a traditional treat in many parts of the world. Try them once and you'll be hooked. Yellow (ripe) work best. Serve this as a sweet and savory side dish to a meal, as a dessert, or as a snack. They are also delicious atop a dark, leafy, and green spinach or kale salad with goat cheese.

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
5 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
3
Yield:
3 servings
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Ingredients

3
Original recipe yields 3 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cut plantain into three sections. Quarter each section so you have twelve pieces. Season plantain pieces with garlic powder.

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  • Heat oil and margarine together in a small skillet over medium heat. Cook plantains in hot oil until lightly browned, 2 to 3 minutes per side; season with black pepper and continue to cook until slightly darker in color, 2 to 3 minutes more. Remove skillet from heat and drizzle agave syrup over the plantain pieces. Sprinkle brown sugar and cinnamon over the plantains.

Nutrition Facts

166 calories; protein 1.2g; carbohydrates 31.9g; fat 5.3g; sodium 11.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
07/07/2015
I had half a plantain leftover so I found this recipe to use it up. The taste was interesting and I liked it. I tried per recipe and then added a sprinkle of pink salt to some.. I preferred it with a little added salt. I don't know how well these cooked at this size in this period of time. It may have been just me but these gave me a bit of an upset stomach.. like they were underripe and undercooked. And yes my plantain was yellow per the recipe.. just FYI. Maybe don't eat too many of them until you are sure if they will bother you. Read More
(3)
9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
07/07/2015
I had half a plantain leftover so I found this recipe to use it up. The taste was interesting and I liked it. I tried per recipe and then added a sprinkle of pink salt to some.. I preferred it with a little added salt. I don't know how well these cooked at this size in this period of time. It may have been just me but these gave me a bit of an upset stomach.. like they were underripe and undercooked. And yes my plantain was yellow per the recipe.. just FYI. Maybe don't eat too many of them until you are sure if they will bother you. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
08/03/2017
So good!! Used real maple syrup lightly drizzled instead of agave!! Sooo gooood!! Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
09/15/2018
This recipe turned out exceptional!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/12/2020
The whole family loved these. I added salt and pepper and a bit more cinnamon. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
02/23/2017
I tried this recipe and it was very different and tasty. Cinnamon and garlic give it a good flavor combination and it is easy to make. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/10/2018
Ued butter instead of margerine. Delicious but mine turned out a little dry inside. Will cut slices a little thinner next time. Read More
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