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Fried Plantain Recipe: Sweet and Simple to Make

This fried plantain recipe is a must! It’s made by frying slices of ripe plantain in vegetable oil until they form a dark crust on the outside and are soft on the inside. The slices add this wonderful sweet element to any Caribbean lunch or early breakfast.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Caribbean
Keyword: plantain
Servings: 4
Author: Ros


  • 2 large plantain (sliced)
  • vegetable oil for frying (I used coconut oil)


  • Wash and slice plantain to your preferred thickness.
  • Place frying pan on medium heat.
  • Add enough vegetable oil to the pot so the slices will be covered or almost covered.
  • When hot, place the plantain slices in the oil.
  • Flip the slices when they become brown on the edges.
  • Continue flipping to ensure even cooking and color.
  • Remove from oil when the center of the plantain slice is soft (use a fork to test).
  • Use paper towel and napkins to remove excess oil.
  • Serve hot alongside sada roti or any savory Caribbean lunch.