Fried Plantains Recipe

fried plantains

This is a quick and easy snack or side dish. I like them with a little salt. You can also pour maple syrup on them for a sweet treat.

Fried Plantains



Coconut Oil



1) Heat coconut oil to medium hot on stove

2) Slice plantain about 1/4″ thick

3) Add to hot pan

4) Remove when browned

5) Pat dry to remove excess oil

6) salt to taste


For a starchier taste, choose a greenish plantain. For a sweeter taste, choose a brownish plantain.

I prefer the flavor of coconut oil with plantains, but another oil can be substituted.


19 comments for “Fried Plantains Recipe

  1. robyn f
    June 13, 2012 at 5:37 am

    love these with a touch of garlic!

  2. June 14, 2012 at 10:16 am

    I love fried plantains (my favorite part when eating Cuban food). This recipe is so simple, I’ll have to try it. How much oil should I use? Is it a deep fry or just enough to coat the pan? Thanks.

  3. valerie2350
    June 14, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    Not a total deep fry, but more than a thin coat – enough to bubble up on the bottom of the pan without totally covering them :)

  4. Lee Pearson
    June 22, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    I’ve wondered what people do with these banana’s. At first I thought it was a picture of potatoes. I wonder if they actually taste like bananas? They are banana’s right?

  5. Joannie
    August 15, 2015 at 5:18 pm

    We grow our own – will try your recipe!!

  6. David H.
    August 27, 2015 at 2:51 pm

    These looks really good and tasty!

  7. Jeffrey
    May 28, 2016 at 3:02 pm

    I love the taste of plantains. It is always a great snack to have.

  8. vickie couturier
    July 6, 2016 at 4:06 am

    i have tried dried plantains and they werent so good,,these do look good though

  9. Jeffrey
    September 8, 2016 at 7:42 pm

    Plantains always make a great snack to me.

  10. Mary Mac
    September 15, 2016 at 5:10 am

    I have never tried Plantatns but this sounds like a wonderful recipe to start with.

    November 6, 2016 at 7:39 pm

    I love the taste of plantains.

  12. Nancy
    December 15, 2016 at 8:27 pm

    I’ve never cooked plantains. This looks easy enough!

  13. Jeffrey
    December 17, 2016 at 8:18 pm

    Plantains make a great tasting snack.

  14. Mia
    January 9, 2017 at 12:24 pm

    I have never had a plantain in my life. Looks interesting.

    February 23, 2017 at 7:43 pm

    Plantains are a nice, crispy snack.

  16. Jeffrey
    March 26, 2017 at 7:41 pm

    This would make a nice afternoon snack.

  17. ann hengst
    April 9, 2017 at 12:26 pm

    I have never tried these before but they look really good . thanks

  18. Jeffrey
    June 19, 2017 at 7:26 pm

    This would be so good to have for a between meal snack.

  19. Jeffrey
    July 26, 2017 at 7:25 pm

    Love having plantains as a meal or snack.

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