Fried Plantains

  • Serves

    serves 4

By SAVEUR Editors

Published on January 23, 2007

(Platanos Fritos)
In her splendid cookbook, A Taste of Old Cuba (HarperCollins), Maria Josefa Lluria de O'Higgins offered this recipe (this is our adaptation) for a dish so adored by Cubans that they'll serve it with anything.


  • 3 large, ripe (black-skinned) plantains
  • Vegetable oil


Step 1

Peel plantains and cut on the diagonal into 1⁄2" slices.

Step 2

Pour about 1" of vegetable oil into a large skillet and heat it over medium-high heat. (Don't let oil cool down too much.) Fry plantain slices until they are almost black but not burned.

Step 3

Drain and serve immediately, or keep them in a warm oven until serving time.

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