Platanos Maduros (Costa Rican Fried Ripe Plantains)

Recipe by godsjoyfulkid
READY IN: 15mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 4
    ripe dark-skinned plantains
  • 5
    tablespoons vegetable oil
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DIRECTIONS

  • Heat vegetable oil in skillet over medium heat.
  • Fully peel plantains, and cut them diagonally into approximately 1-inch wide pieces, working your way down the length of the plantain. (NOT length-wise slices).
  • Carefully place pieces of plantain in skillet.
  • Flipping often, fry plantains until golden brown. The Plantains will be rather mushy - they're supposed to be.
  • *They will be sweet - the riper the plantains, the sweeter they will be. (They will NOT taste like patacones, if you've tried those) If you prefer them sweeter, you can sprinkle with sugar before cooking.
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