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Fried Sweet Plantains

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Fried Sweet Plantains
Photo (c) John Mitzewich
This fried sweet plantains recipe is so easy, and makes for a great change of pace, meat-less meal. Fried, sweet plantains can be served on their own, or as pictured here, with beans and rice for a hearty dinner.

Makes 4 Portions of Fried Sweet Plantains

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 ripe plantains (peel should be mostly black),
  • salt to taste
  • lime wedges, optional

Preparation:

Peel and cut the plantains diagonally into 1/2-inch thick slices. In a large nonstick skillet, heat the vegetable oil over medium-high until it begins to shimmer. Fry the plantains in a single layer over moderate heat, approximately 5 minutes per side, until golden-brown and tender. Drain paper towels, and serve hot with salt and lime, if desired.
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