Fried Plantains

Makes 6
Prep 10 m
Cook 6 m
Cook per batch


Guava Dipping Sauce:


  1. 1 of 4 Place oil in a 12-inch skillet. Slice the ends from the plantains. Cutting through skin only, cut a slit along the length of the plantains. Peel plantains, then cut into 3/4-inch-thick slices on the diagonal.
  2. 2 of 4 Heat oil over medium-high to high heat. Oil is ready when the tip of a plantain slice bubbles slightly when submerged. Cook slices in two batches, about 2 minutes per side, until slightly golden. Set aside on paper towel to drain.
  3. 3 of 4 Set each fried plantain on a flat side and using a rolling pin, frying pan, or glass, squash it as flat as you can. It should have an oval shape.
  4. 4 of 4 Return half the flattened slices to oil; cook until golden brown, about 1 to 2 minutes per batch. Season with salt; serve with Guava Dipping Sauce.

Guava Dipping Sauce:

  1. 1 of 1 Combine the guava paste, vinegar, water, oil, salt, pepper, cayenne, hot pepper sauce and allspice in a food processor. Puree until smooth. Transfer to a medium bowl and stir in parsley. Sauce is also good with tortilla chips.


  1. 1 of 1 This jelly like paste of tart-sweet tropical fruit works well with cheese; pureed, it lends body to sauces.
Nutrition Information for Fried Plantains
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Per Serving: 244 kcal cal., 1 g pro., 4 mg sodium, 4 g sat. fat, 32 g carb., 14 g Fat, total, 2 g fiber, 0 mg chol.