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Fried Sweet Plantains (platanos maduros fritos)

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“This is a terrific Cuban side dish or, as we have them, just a snack. You can serve these with rice and beans and entrees of meat or fish. Plantains are becoming more available in grocery stores and they're really tasty!”
READY IN:
20mins
SERVES:
4-6
UNITS:
US

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Directions

  1. In a large skillet, melt the butter with the olive oil over medium heat; add the plantain slices and fry for about 4 minutes on each side, moving the slices with a spatula occasionally to prevent sticking.
  2. Remove the plantains from the skillet with a slotted spoon and let drain on paper towels.
  3. Transfer to a large, warm serving platter, sprinkle with lemon juice and salt and serve warm.
  4. *unripeplantains are green and hard, as they ripen they turn yellow and then get mottled with dark spots; Ripe plantains are sweet and soft and are brownish-black in color and resemble overripe bananas; To ripen a plantain, keep them in a warm place until they turn yellow, then brownish-black.

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