Sweet fried plantains, made with ripe yellow plantains, are a treat *and* a healthy snack! In just a couple minutes and with only three ingredients, you’ll be able to cook sweet fried plantains in a pan on the stove.
Whip up these fried sweet plantains to eat in salad bowls. Serve sweet fried plantains as a dessert over ice cream. Or make a batch to calm sweet tooth cravings as a healthy fruit snack.
Green plantains won’t work for this recipe. If your plantains are green, store them in a paper bag for a couple days to turn them yellow-brown. The more ripe plantains are, the sweeter this recipe will be, without any added sugar.
Surprisingly, ripened plantains aren’t easy to peel. To remove the skin of the plantain, cut off the ends, then make a slice down the middle of the plantain.
Peel the plantain skin off, then dice the fruit into 1″ discs.
All you need for this recipe is a ripe yellow plantain, butter and salt.
To make these fried sweet plantains, grab a medium sized frying pan and set the burner to medium-high. The high heat helps caramelize the plantains.
Warning: fried plantains cook super fast!
You might think they are burned, but they are caramelizing. Dark brown edges usually taste great, so don’t ditch them if they seem a little over-done. Once they’ve caramelized on one side, flip them to fry the other side.
Sprinkle them with salt and serve.
If you make these ahead, you can create delicious plantain salad bowls. Try mixing them with ingredients in Brazilian, Cuban and Caribbean salad bowls. Plantains + avocados are a match made in heaven.
Your wanting to be whisked-away to a tropical destination, but will settle for eating sweet fried plantains in the comfort of my own home friend, Jenna.
Sweet fried plantains (Sip Bite Go)
- 1 plantain ripe
- 1 tbsp butter or ghee (for Whole30)
- Cut ripe plantain into 1” chunks. Heat butter in a frying pan on medium-high and add fry plantains. Flip when plantains turn brown, and cook on the other side. To serve, sprinkle with salt and enjoy.
Like my grandma used to cook them. Excellent.
I chose not to use salt and came out just as good.
I used to eat plantains a lot when I used to live in Malaysia. It was a very popular late afternoon snack and I was always looking forward to having them. These bring back memories of when I was in the middle of Borneo and after a long day trekking in the jungle 🙂
Flossie McCowald says
This is a different fried plantain recipe than I’ve cooked before (though I’ve eaten them this way), Looks even easier than the brown sugar-lime juice-rum way I cook them for dessert!
Melanie williams says
Mmm I will be trying this out. I love Plantains, as I tried them once dining out, but never actually give this a go at home before xx
O my yum!!!! I went to a restaurant not
Too long ago and had plantations for the first time!! So yummy! Must try to make
Amanda @ Healthy House on the Block says
I remember having these in Mexico when I was on a family vacation once – they’re so good! I can’t remember what they dipped them in as a sauce, but it was also really good. I’m going to have to try these for my kids too. Thanks for sharing 🙂
Fried plantains is one of my favorite snacks. I will also want to spend some time on your posts about tulips, because they look very interesting and I’m a fan of these flowers.
I’ve made something like this once before and we loved them, but I never tried again. I don’t know why! But, I’ve seen plantains at the grocery store recently, so I’ll have to grab some next time and try this again.
Kate Loves Travel says
These look delicious… but I must admit that I’ve never eaten plantains before. Maybe it’s time to give them a try if I can find any…
Natural Beauty And Makeup says
Yummm😍😍 this looks super easy and delicious! Thanks for sharing this recipe, gonna try it soon ☺
GiGi Eats says
Oh man! THESE look cooked to perfection! Even though I have never had plantains before, I feel like I can taste their sweetness by just looking at your photos of them!
Danye Doucette says
They look really good. I have never tried them before, but it looks easy to make and looks good. I will have to give them a try. Thank you for sharing.