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Perfect Fried Plantains

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  • 2 ripe plantains (or as many as you want), sliced
  • Vegetable oil
  • Sea salt


  1. Pour a few turns of vegetable oil in a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Make sure your pan and oil are heated well before adding the sliced plantains.
  2. Add as many plantain slices to the pan that will fit, without having them touch each other. Once they appear to be golden brown, flip over and fry the other side until they’re golden brown (usually about 2 minutes on each side, depending on how hot your pan is). If you find they’re cooking too fast and turning black, turn your heat down.
  3. Transfer to plate or lay on paper towels to cool. Sprinkle with ground sea salt while they’re hot (okay to substitute regular table salt).
  4. Serve warm!


If you have any leftovers, refrigerate. These can be reheated in the microwave.

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