Fried Ripe Plantains Recipe (aka Fried Sweet Plantains)
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Fried Ripe Plantains Recipe (aka Fried Sweet Plantains)

Fried Sweet Plantain Slices

Children in Jamaica are taught to make fried ripe plantains from a young age. A simple yet splendid addition to a meal, fried plantains are often served alongside meat or eaten as a snack. With this recipe, the riper the plantain, the better! Try our simple Fried Ripe Plantains recipe.



  • 1 large ripe plantain
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon or nutmeg


  1. Peel plantain by making 2 incisions on opposite sides of the plantain skin and then peel.
  2. Slice the plantains into 2 in the middle (width not length – like breaking a banana in 2).
  3. Cut up both pieces of plantains into 1/4 inch slices longways.
  4. Heat skillet filled with just enough oil to cover the 1/4 inch slices.
  5. Fry plantain slices until golden brown on each side.
  6. Each slice needs about 45 seconds to a minute to cook.
  7. Be careful not to burn.
  8. Place cooked plantain in a dish layered with napkins so as to drain/soak up the oil.
  9. Sprinkle with cinnamon or nutmeg to taste.
  10. Serves 4

Fried Sweet Plantains

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Winsome Murphy