Fried plantains with cinnamon couldn’t be much easier!
Plantains are the larger, starchier relatives of bananas and can be eaten at any stage of ripeness. However, if they’re unripe, they’ll be very starchy like a potato and need to be cooked (boiled, fried, grilled, etc). In other words, don’t expect them to be sweet!
If you’re willing to be patient and wait, plantains will eventually ripen and take on a sweeter flavor. The plantains I used had been sitting on my kitchen counter for almost 2 weeks. This is a very simple preparation, but one that’s incredibly tasty.
- 1 ripe plantain
- 1 tbsp ghee or coconut oil
- ¼ tsp cinnamon
- Sea salt, to taste
- Peel the plantain and slice into ¼" rounds. I like to cut mine on the bias (diagonal).
- Heat a non-stick skillet over medium-high and add the ghee or coconut oil. Fry the plantains until golden brown, 2-3 minutes each side. Be careful because they'll burn easily.
- Remove from the heat and dust with cinnamon and a sprinkle of sea salt.
Have you ever tried plantains? What did you think?
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