Fried Chili-Lime Plantains

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 40 min
  • Active: 20 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
For this recipe you want the plantains to be almost black on the outside before cooking with them. This means they are very ripe and sweet. They are then doused in a chili lime seasoning and pan fried. The result is a crispy, sweet and salty plantain.


  1. Mix 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, 2 teaspoons chili powder, the zest of 1 lime, 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt, 1/2 teaspoon each ground cumin and coriander and 1/4 teaspoon cayenne in a bowl. Add 3 peeled ripe plantains (halved crosswise and lengthwise). Toss; marinate 20 minutes. Heat 1/2 cup vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the plantains; cook, flipping once, until browned, 6 to 8 minutes. Sprinkle with salt and serve with lime wedges.