Fried Plantain

Fried plantain and homemade guacamole, is there anything better on earth?

The combination of warm, crisp plantain and cool flavorful guacamole is just the best.

I made this last night with chicken and steak fajitas, and everyone went crazy for the plantains. Poor little fajitas were hardly noticed.

Buying a plantain goes against everything you’ve ever learned about buying bananas. It kinda freaks me out to buy something that looks like it’s gone round the bend.

Under that green and black skin hides the most wonderful fruit.

Slice it into sections about 1 inch long.

Carefully drop the sections into hot vegetable oil.

Cook them on one side for about 3 minutes and turn them.

Cook them for about 2 minutes longer then remove them from the oil.

Plantains are very fibrous, so cooking them for a few minutes before the next step, makes them easier to smash.

Place the plantain sections between two pieces of wax paper, parchment or even in a plastic bag.

Smash it flat.

Continue flattening them until they’re all done.

Fry them for a few minutes until brown and crisp around the edges. Make sure to  turn them half way through.

Sprinkle on some kosher salt.

And enjoy them with some homemade guacamole!

If you’re looking for a guacamole fresco recipe just click here.


the wanna be country girl – Caroline

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2 Responses to Fried Plantain

  1. Joy says:

    I have never had a plantain in my life….I don’t even know if my local supermarket carries them! What do they taste like? They definitely *look* like a banana. Might have to try this sometime.

    The Wanna Be Country Girl Reply:

    Hi Joy,
    They do look just like a huge banana, and they have a very very faint banana flavor, minus the sweetness of a banana. I bet your market carries them. Just for fun, try one. Let me know what you think. I’d love to hear from you.

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