Fried plantains are sweet and it can also be eaten as a side dish. Fried plantains are consumed across many parts of the world.
Stove Or Gas cooker
- 5 Ripe Plantain
- 1 Medium Onion
- Salt to Taste
- Oil for Frying ( coconut oil or vegetable oil)
Peel and cut the plantains into cubes or other geometric shapes of your choice.
Sprinkle the plantains with salt and set aside
Peel and slice onion and set aside.
Heat oil in frying pan or deep fryer on medium heat.
Add sliced onions to the hot oil (make sure the oil is not too hot) and fry till they turn brown and not burnt.
Remove onions from hot oil and add plantain slices to the hot oil and fry for about 5 minutes or until they turn golden brown.
Remove the plantain from the oil and place on paper towel to drain excess oil.
Repeat the process until all plantains are fried.
- 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.