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West African Fried Plantains

  • Author: Tonya | The Midwest Kitchen Blog
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 7 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: Side Dish, Snack
  • Cuisine: African


Fried Plantains are a delicious snack or side dish to your African cooking.


  • 1 - 2 ripe plantains
  • 2 - 3 tbsp vegetable oil/ ghee


  1. Cut the ends off the ripe plantains. Then make a shallow slit in the skin down the length of the plantain.
  2. Cut the plantain on a diagonal in 1/2 inch chunks.
  3. Heat a cast-iron skillet with 2 - 3 tbsp of vegetable oil/ ghee.
  4. Fry the plantains on both sides until golden brown, 3 - 5 minutes per side.
  5. Place them on a paper towel. Enjoy!


Cold plantains are not as good, serve immediately!

Keywords: african, african dishes, african side dishes, fried plantains, plantains

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