Sauteed Ripe Plantains

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

This is a yummy side dish for when you want to try something "different". The hot sauce is our addition but the original recipe excludes it. Either way this is well worth trying and takes very little time to put together

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Peel ripe plantains and ensure the pulp is firm and smells sweet.
  2. Heat butter or margarine (add spices as desired). Saute in at medium heat until browned about 10 minutes.
  3. Sprinkle with brown sugar, if desired.
  4. Serve immediately as a side dish or dessert.
Most Helpful

Loved it! This was our first time eating plantains. I only had one, but I wish I had bought more! This recipe is super easy and delicious! It's going into my favorites folder!

Lucky Clover April 07, 2010

This was good. I made a quarter recipe and used plantains that weren't quite half black, but close. They had a slight tang to them which went well with the caramel of the brown sugar. I melted the butter, added the spices, then added the plantain. I made sure the plantain was covered in butter and spices before letting them brown on onw side for about 4 minutes each side, resulting in lovely browned sides with gooey plantain in the middle. I would drain a bit of the butter off and add the sugar to the pan rather than just sprinkling it over the top. This recipe is a good low maintenence option, requiring just one flip and a quick easy scoop onto paper towels. Great as a light dessert.

Annie H March 04, 2006