Easy Fried Plantains Slices

"So easy, that even the most novice cook can make this. And it is delicious! It is a typical delicasy in Southern Mexico, Central America and the Carribean. It is best to choose plantains (not bananas) that are yellow with black spots (as shown in the picture), as these will be sweet and tender and will fry even more delicious! Enjoy by itself with sour cream or as a side dish (as shown in the picture)."
photo by Chef Sarita in Aust photo by Chef Sarita in Aust
photo by Chef Sarita in Aust
photo by Chef Sarita in Aust photo by Chef Sarita in Aust
photo by Chef Sarita in Aust photo by Chef Sarita in Aust
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  • 3 plantains (ripe, yellow and black)
  • 12 cup cooking oil
  • salt


  • On medium high, heat oil in large frying pan.
  • Meanwhile, cut each banana in half, across the middle (NOT lengh wise). Now take each banana half and cut 3 slices length wise. Do the same to the other half. You should end up with 6 slices about 2-3 inches long PER a banana. After you have done this with all 3 bananas, there will be a total of 18 slices.
  • Add the sliced bananas slowly into the hot oil and fry each side for 3-5 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Remove from pan, drain in paper towel and add salt to taste.

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I was born in Honduras, Central America. I came to the states when I was about 2 yrs old and now currently have a full time job in the medical field. I have a family of 100+ relatives also living in Austin and we all share a passion for good food. I am known for the foods that I prepare for my dinner parties and special occassion gatherings. Weekends at my house are packed with family and friends because we usually have the grill going. I also have a knack for baking. I have been told by several people that I should open my own bakery or restaurant...which I am seriously considering in the near future. I absolutley love to cook and this is why Zaar is a heaven sent! I like to take other peoples feeings into consideration when rating recipes so my rating system reflects that. I do not rate below a 3 just for the simple fact that everyones taste is different and what might taste magnificant to some, might not be too great for others. I always give everything a second try unless I absolutley hate it (then I take a second look at the recipe and find out what attracted me to this recipe and how can I alter it a bit to my taste). I usually spend my free time brainbstorming recipes and creating them with my beautiful daughters (pictured above)!
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