How to Fry Ripe Plantains

Here's a Step-by-Step guide to frying Ripe Plantains.

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    Fried Ripe Plantains

    Fried plantains
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    Fried Ripe Plantains

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    Frying the Plantain

    • Drizzle oil just to coat the bottom of a non-stick skillet and place on medium heat.
    • When oil begins to shimmer, add plantains, working in batches, to fry.
    • Fry for 1 and 1/2 minutes on one side, flip and fry for 1 minute on the other side.
    • Drain on paper towels. Repeat until all the plantains are fried.
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    Peeling and Slicing the Plantain

    • Remove skin from plantain. The skin should remove easily.
    • Cut diagonally into 1/4-inch thick slices. You can cut it into rounds also.
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    Choosing and Preparing the Plantain

    • Choose a very ripe plantain - black skinned or dull yellow color with patches of black.
    • Cut off the top and bottom tips of the plantains.
    • Slit the skin of the plantain by running the tip of your knife from top to bottom.