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Fried Plantains

Oluborode Ayokanmi
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 Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine World
Servings 4 people


  • Bowl
  • Knife
  • Sauce pan
  • 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.