Banan Peze (Twice-Fried Green Plaintain Slices)

Recipe by Manami
READY IN: 25mins




  • In a 12" skillet, heat oil over moderate heat until light haze forms.
  • Slice the plantains crosswise into 1/2" thick slices. (About 5 pieces each).
  • In a small bowl, add remaining ingredients and set aside.
  • Add as many slices as you can, without crowding and brown about 2 minutes on each side.
  • As they crown, transfer them to paper towels to drain.
  • On a chopping board, using a broad solid (not slotted) spatula or you can use your palm with paper towels or buy a tostonera(a plantain smasher); press each slice into a flat round about 1/4" thick and 2" wide in diameter.
  • Soak flattened plaintains in water mixture and place in oil on medium heat.
  • Heat the oil and fry the rounds again for about 1 minute on each side, until crispy and golden brown.
  • Drain on paper towels.
  • Season with salt and serve with Griots or any chicken or shrimp dsh.
  • Bon Appetit!