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Fried Plantians

Delicious and easy fried plantains, great as an appetizer, snack or addition to salads.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: African
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 171kcal


  • 4 Tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1-2 ripe plantains
  • sea salt
  • queso fresco or other white squeaky cheese


  • Heat coconut oil until very hot. It's consistency will thin out to be more like water. 
  • Prepare plantains by peeling and slicing diagonally into ¼ inch thick slices.
  • Place in hot oil, a couple of minutes on each side. If oil starts to smoke turn down immediately and remove from heat. Let oil cool and then return to burner and finish cooking.
  • Cook plantains on both sides until the edges are golden brown. Remove from oil and place on rack or paper towel. Top with queso fresco and sea salt. eat immediately. 


Calories: 171kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 223mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 505IU | Vitamin C: 8.3mg | Iron: 0.3mg