Fried Sweet Plantains, Maduros Fritos, Platanitos Fritos

Juliann Esquivel


These plantains are fried semi-ripe and served along any main dish. They are are served as a typical side dish just as you would serve fried potatoes. The plantains should be yellow with dark black spots on them. They should be firm to the touch but give a little when you press on down on them. They are sweet and delicious. Enjoy


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  • 2 large
    yellow semi-ripe plantains, peeled and cut into chunks or angular slices
  • 1/2 c
    canola or corn oil
  • 1/2 tsp
    or less of salt.

How to Make Fried Sweet Plantains, Maduros Fritos, Platanitos Fritos


  1. Pick two or three large yellow semi-ripe plantains. Cut the ends of with a sharp knife. With a knife take the tip and run down the seams of the plantain. Then peel away the peel like if you were peeling a ripe banana. Cut in angular chunks or slices about 1/2 inch thick but at an angle.
  2. Heat oil in a cast iron skillet or heavy skillet. When oil is shimmering add the plantain chunks or slices and brown on each side. The plantains will cook fast. About two minutes each; watch them closely they will burn fast because of the sugar content of the plaintain. Remove to a paper towel lined plate salt a little as if salting fried potatoes and serve with your meal. Enjoy
  3. I sliced mine in chunks at an angle pictured above. I left two plantains so you could see the color on a semi-ripe plantain. You can fry as many as you want. One plantain will yeild about four to five pieces. So one plantain will serve one or two persons depending on how many pieces you want to serve that person. I figure for a family of four I fry up about three plantains.

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