Recipe: Platanitos Frito (Fried Plantains)

Plantain with sour cream

Plantain with sour cream

Ola Platanos! Who doesn’t love plaintains?  Fried plantains are very popular in Central American, West African and Caribbean cuisine. If I see it on the menu, I tend to order it.  They are just so yummy. They are high in fiber, potassium and Vitamins A and C.

I made some for Simone for the first time today.  Plantains can be cooked in many different ways.  They can be cooked as vegetable curry or just fried in a little bit of oil.  They can be served as finger foods for toddler or you can mash them and serve it as a solid food for infants.

For this recipe you need to have very ripe plantains. You can tell when they are ripe because their skin turns black.

Here’s the recipe:

2 overripe plantains

1 tsp butter (you could just use cooking oil spray)

Low fat sour cream to garnish


  1. Peel the plantains and cut them into thin piece lengthwise.
  2. Add the butter in a frying pan and set heat to medium.
  3. Peel the plantains and cut them into thin pieces length wise.
  4. Fry in the pan on both sides for about 2 minutes each.
  5. Garnish with Sour Cream.

The Verdict: Absolutely Yummy!

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