Garlic Plantains

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by LWA says

This recipe is from Alton Brown. A little more work than usual for plantains, but well worth the effort. My friends love these!

Top Review by emcquaid

I followed the recipe to a tee (including using a thermometer to check the oil temp). I found these to be crispy and enjoyable but lacking flavor. Maybe my plantains were of the wrong ripeness. We couldn't taste the garlic at all. They were a bit like fat sea-salt potato chips.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine water, garlic, and salt in a medium size bowl and set aside.
  2. In a large saute pan, heat oil to 325°F.
  3. Peel plantains and slice into 1-inch pieces. Carefully add plantains to oil and fry until golden yellow in color, about 1 to 1 1/2 minutes per side.
  4. With a slotted spoon, remove the plantains from the pan and place them on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. With the back of a wide, wooden spatula or spoon, press each piece of plantain down to half its original size.
  5. Place the plantains in the garlic water and let soak for 1 minute. Remove and pat dry with a tea towel to remove excess water.
  6. Bring oil back up to 325°F and return plantains to pan and cook until golden brown, approximately 2 to 4 minutes per side.
  7. Remove to dish lined with paper towels and sprinkle with salt. Serve immediately.

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