Baked Ripe Plantains

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by Madame M

West African Baked Ripe Plantains

Top Review by Ambervim

These are a quick and healthy way to make plantains. I like Kerfufle's idea to squeeze lemon or lime on them. I, also, sliced them thinly.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Select very yellow ripe plantains, some black spots should be visible. Cut Ends off plantains and peel remaining shin off. It should peel almost like a banana. Slice diagonally in a slanted cut pattern about 1 inch or a little thicker. Sprinkle generous amounts of ginger, garlic and red pepper if you like some spice. Lightly sprinkle with salt. Arrange on baking sheet and bake in preheated oven at 450 degrees. Turn plantains occasionally until both sides have a nice golden top about 15 minutes. Remove from oven and serve.
  2. you can also use fresh ginger 1 tablespoon, 4 cloves garlic and 1 small habenero pepper and a dash salt prepared in food processor with tablespoon olive oil. Let plantains marinate in mixture for hour than arrange on cookie sheet and bake or fry in oil until golden brown.

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