Fried Plantains

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 10 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook: 5 min
  • Yield: 8 servings
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4 cups vegetable oil

4 ripe plantains, peeled and cut on the bias into 1/2-inch thick slices


Finely chopped cilantro, optional


  1. Heat oil to 365 degrees F in a heavy medium saucepan. Carefully add the plantains, in batches as necessary, and fry until golden brown, about 3 to 4 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon to a paper towel-lined plate to drain. Immediately sprinkle with salt and cilantro, if desired.
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