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Perfectly Grilled plantains served with spicy wings

Grilled Plantains

Grilled Plantains: A staple of street affairs in West Africa. It's a very simple, straightforward, and satisfying recipe. If you've never tried grilled plantains, let this recipe be a sweet introduction.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 Plantains
Calories 1kcal


  • 4 ripe plantains


Oven method

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • Cut both ends of the plantain with a sharp knife. Make a slit down the plantain skin and remove the plantain from the skin.
  • Place plantains directly on the oven wire rack in the middle and bake for about 15 minutes. Then flip to the other side and bake for another 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown on all sides.
  • Serve with pepper sauce and grilled tilapia fish, guacamole, fried eggs, or peanuts.

Air fryer method

  • Preheat the air fryer to 400°F.
  • Place the plantains in the basket of the air fryer and air fry for 15 minutes. Then, flip to the other side and air fry for another 10 minutes or till golden brown on all sides.
  • Note: Cooking time may take a little longer depending on the size of the plantain and the degree of ripeness.


Calories: 1kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 5mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 11IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg