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Plantain Fries

Plantain Fries

Treat yourself with these perfectly crispy, delicious, and easy-to-make plantain fries. The light spice in these fries allows you to savor the subtle taste of the plantain. You will love it!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Global
Keyword fries, homemade, plantain fries
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 3 People
Calories 301kcal
Author Lola Osinkolu


Ingredients for the deep-fried plantain fries

  • 2 plantains unripe or semi-ripe
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt or to taste
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper or to taste
  • Enough oil to deep fry the plantains

Ingredients for the oven-baked plantain fries

  • 2 semi-ripe plantains
  • 2 tbsp olive oil or any other oil of your choice
  • cayenne pepper optional
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt or to taste
  • 1 tbsp oil


Instructions for deep-fried plantain fries

  • 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.
  • Bake for 20 minutes, turning halfway between.
  • Remove from oven and serve immediately.


Calories: 301kcal | Carbohydrates: 77g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 868mg | Potassium: 1191mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 36g | Vitamin A: 2711IU | Vitamin C: 44mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg