How to Make the Best Fried Plantains Ever

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READY IN: 35mins
SERVES: 4
YIELD: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Heat bacon grease over medium -high heat in a heavy skillet.
  • Meanwhile cut ends off of plantains,cut a slit in the skin and peel.Cut into strips lengthwise;you may cut each of these into halves if you like.Cut them thick-it will be hard to cut them thinly anyway if they are very ripe-about 1/4 inch thick is good.Don't worry if your pieces come out a little messy.The taste is more important!
  • The oil is ready when it bubbles as soon as a piece of plantain is slid into it.Add plantain slices,cooking about 1 plantain at a time.When they begin to brown around the edges,turn them and cook until very dark.They should look almost burnt because the sugars in the plantains are caramelized.
  • Remove to a plate lined with paper towels to drain .Sprinkle with salt or sugar if desired and serve hot.
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