Peel the plantains and cut them into sticks like fries (about 1/2 to 3/4 inch thickness). Put them inside a bowl and season the plantains with garlic powder, salt, and black pepper.
Preheat some oil on medium to high heat in a deep frying pan to about 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Add the plantains and fry occasionally stirring, until golden brown and crisp on the edges, about 8 to 10 minutes.
Remove from the oil and let it drain. Serve immediately with ketchup, hot sauce, or dipping sauce.
Instructions for Oven-baked plantain fries
Get your oven preheated to 425°F.
Peel the plantains cut them into sticks like fries, and put them inside a bowl.
Season the plantains with salt, garlic powder, cayenne pepper (optional), and paprika, and drizzle the olive oil over it.
Mix well until all the plantains are covered with the seasoning and oil.
Spread the plantain slices out on a baking tray. Make sure they don’t overlap.