Fried Plantains.

Plantain is a variety of banana. Plantains are much larger than regular bananas. The most popular way to enjoy plantain is by frying it. Plantains are a good source of carbohydrate, which is the main source of energy to the body. Fried plantains are an excellent source of vitamin A, fried plantain are a good source of potassium, magnesium and vitamin B-6.

Fried plantains are sweet and it can also be eaten as a side dish. Fried plantains are consumed across many parts of the world. In this recipe, I will be using the ripe (yellow) plantain with few dark patches. You can also use the ripe (yellow) plantain with a lot of dark patches or even the overripe (black) ones.

I will also be using onions in frying my plantain because it gives it a unique taste, which you would love. Onions also have a lot of benefits to the human body, these benefits include, the packed nutrient in onions, heart health benefits in onions, loads of antioxidant and ability to control blood sugar e.t.c.

Fried plantain is referred to as Dodo in Nigeria, Kelewele (fried spicy plantain) in Ghana, Alloco in Cote d’Ivoire. It is also a common dish in Haiti and it is referred to as Bannann Peze, in Costa Rica it is referred to as Patacones.

Fried plantain can be accompanied by Rice dishes (Jollof, Fried, White, Tumeric, Coconut), Beans, Fried or poached eggs, Pap, Tomato omelette, sauce, noodles and many more.


Fried Plantains

 

Fried plantains are sweet and it can also be eaten as a side dish. Fried plantains are consumed across many parts of the world.

Ingredients 

  1. 5 Ripe Plantain
  2. 1 Medium Onion
  3. Salt to Taste
  4. Oil for Frying ( coconut oil or vegetable oil.

Procedure

  1. Peel and cut the plantains into cubes or other geometric shape of your choice.
  2. Sprinkle the plantains with salt and set aside.
  3. Peel and slice the onions and set aside.
  4. Preheat oil in the frying pan or deep fryer.
  5. Add onions to hot oil (make sure the oil is not too hot) and fry till they turn brown and not burnt.
  6. Remove onions from hot oil and add plantains to the hot oil and fry for about 5 minutes or until they turn golden brown.
  7. Remove the plantain from oil and place on paper towel to drain excess oil.
  8. Repeat the process until all plantains are fried.


Fried Plantains

Fried plantains are sweet and it can also be eaten as a side dish. Fried plantains are consumed across many parts of the world.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Servings: 4 people
Author: Oluborode Ayokanmi

Ingredients

  • 5 Ripe Plantain
  • 1 Medium Onion
  • Salt to Taste
  • Oil for Frying ( coconut oil or vegetable oil)

Instructions

  • 1. Peel and cut the plantains into cubes or other geometric shapes of your choice.
    2. Sprinkle the plantains with salt and set aside
    3. Peel and slice onion and set aside.
    4. Preheat oil in frying pan or deep fryer.
    5. Add sliced onions to the hot oil (make sure the oil is not too hot) and fry till they turn brown and not burnt.
    6. Remove onions from hot oil and add plantains to the hot oil and fry for about 5 minutes or until they turn golden brown.
    7. Remove the plantain from the oil and place on paper towel to drain excess oil.
    8. Repeat the process until all plantains are fried.

Notes

 
  • Be careful of the quantity of salt you add, a little goes a long way.
  • If you are using the over ripe plantains, it is advisable you don't add salt.
  • It is also advisable not to deep fry the over ripe (black) plantains because they tend to absorb a lot of oil.