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Deep fried sweet plantain

Fried plantains

Fried plantains - This is a sweet-savory dish that features thick slices of ripe plantains lightly salted and deep-fried in oil till golden brown. The result is a caramel-like brown crust that is savory-sweet and a soft and very sweet interior.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine African, Global
Keyword easy, homemade, plantain, quick meal
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 175kcal
Author Lola Osinkolu


  • 3 plantains ripe
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 cups Oil


  • Cut the ends of the plantains off and off the skin. slice on the bias into about 1/4 to 1/2 inch thickness. Season with salt and mix together.
  • Heat the Oil in a medium pan over medium to high heat.
  • Carefully add the plantain inside the oil in a single layer (don't overcrowd the Oil).
  • Fry the first side for about 3 to 4 minutes. Then flip to the other side and fry for another 3 to 5 minutes or till both sides are golden brown.
  • Remove the plantains from the oil and transfer them to a colander.
  • Repeat with the remaining plantains if you have more and Serve hot!


Calories: 175kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 447mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 1009IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg