Fried sweet plantains, known as maduros, are a very popular Cuban side dish that is perfect with savory meat and chicken entrees. They give your dishes a sweet and salty appeal you’ll love!
1 Ripe Plantain (skin should be mostly black and flesh should be fairly soft)
Vegetable Oil for Frying
Heat oil over medium heat for a few minutes.
Preheating: While the oil is heating up, peel and slice a ripe plantain.
Peeling: Cut off both ends of the plantain and cut a slight lengthwise. Stick your knife just under the skin and pull the skin off.
Slicing: Cut the plantain diagonally into half-inch slices. One plantain should yield 6-8 slices.
Frying: Fry the plantains in vegetable oil about 3 sides per side until the skin is a dark golden brown. Drain on paper towels and lightly salt.
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