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Sweet and Savory Fried Plantains

Rated as 4.57 out of 5 Stars

"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."
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10 m servings 166
Original recipe yields 3 servings


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  1. Cut plantain into three sections. Quarter each section so you have twelve pieces. Season plantain pieces with garlic powder.
  2. 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.


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Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 166 calories; 5.3 31.9 1.2 0 11 Full nutrition

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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 w...

So good!! Used real maple syrup lightly drizzled instead of agave!! Sooo gooood!!

Ued butter instead of margerine. Delicious but mine turned out a little dry inside. Will cut slices a little thinner next time.

This recipe turned out exceptional!!

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.