Monday, October 17, 2011

Fried Plantains

In Haiti, we practically ate fried plantains at every sit-down meal. So when I saw plantains as the local market this weekend, I decided to give it a shot.

(Quick side note : Not knowing whether to purchase a very ripe plantain or a rather green one, I bought both. Turns out, at least for frying, the green plantain was best.

Ingredients :

1 Large Green Plantain
2 Tbs. Canola Oil
Sea Salt

  1. Slice the peeled plantain on the diagonal. (Start with a diagonal cut in the middle of the fruit and work your way to the ends.)
  2. Heat oil in a skillet to Medium heat.
  3. When oil is hot, place plantain slices in a single layer in the skillet. Fry for about 5 minutes on each side, or until golden brown and crispy. 
  4. Remove slices from the pan and drain on paper towels.
  5. Immediately after removing from heat, sprinkle the slices with sea salt on both sides.
  6. Serve as soon as they are cool enough to eat!


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