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Crispy Salted Plantains | Frugal Nutrition #paleo #friedplantains

Crispy Fried Plantains Recipe

  • Author: Caitlin
  • Total Time: 13 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


These crispy fried plantains are the quickest and easiest way to get a crunchy starch on your table!


  • 2 yellowish / greenish plantains (can use green or speckled brown/yellow also)
  • 34 Tablespoons avocado or coconut oil
  • salt to taste


  1. To Prepare Plantains: Chop off the ends and then run your knife along a few of the corner “seams” of the banana, going the full length of the the banana, to score the skin. You can do all 3-4 of them for beset results. Be sure to only insert your knife into the peel and not into the flesh of the banana.
  2. Place a spoon or the edge of your thumb underneath and carefully peel back the plantain skin.
    1. Do NOT use your nails here! Use a spoon, or a paring knife if necessary!
  3. Chop your plantains into 1/4-inch thick pieces. I like to cut diagonally (on a bias) to increase the surface area for frying.
  4. To Fry Plantains: Heat coconut or avocado oil in a large skillet until just shimmering but not smoking.
  5. Place plantains in the oil in an even layer. Once browned on one side, flip and brown on the other side. This should take 4-6 minutes on the first side, and less time on the other side.
  6. Remove to a paper-towel lined plate and dust with high quality salt.
  7. Eat!
  • Prep Time: 3
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Category: Side
  • Method: Fry
  • Cuisine: South American

Keywords: plantains, fried plantains, crispy fried plantains, crispy plantains

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