Fried Plantains

Cousin to the banana, plantains are typically lower in sugar and have a higher level of starch. They are a great source of potassium and fiber.

Serves: 2Hands-on: 5 minutesTotal: 10 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 2


  • 1 large plantain, peeled and sliced 1⁄2 inch thick
  • 1⁄2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1⁄2 tsp. kosher salt


  • Heat oil in a wok to medium heat. Fry the plantain slices for 2 minutes on each side until they are golden brown and edges begin to caramelize.
  • Drain on plates lined with paper towels and season immediately with salt. Serve warm.