Fried Sweet Plantains (platanos maduros fritos)

Recipe by Hey Jude
READY IN: 20mins
SERVES: 4-6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a large skillet, melt the butter with the olive oil over medium heat; add the plantain slices and fry for about 4 minutes on each side, moving the slices with a spatula occasionally to prevent sticking.
  • Remove the plantains from the skillet with a slotted spoon and let drain on paper towels.
  • Transfer to a large, warm serving platter, sprinkle with lemon juice and salt and serve warm.
  • *unripeplantains are green and hard, as they ripen they turn yellow and then get mottled with dark spots; Ripe plantains are sweet and soft and are brownish-black in color and resemble overripe bananas; To ripen a plantain, keep them in a warm place until they turn yellow, then brownish-black.
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