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An overhead view of fried plantains with a blueberry sauce on top of it

Sweet Fried Plantains (Maduros)

  • Author: Vicky Cohen and Ruth Fox
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 24 pieces 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


Ripe Sweet Fried Plantains or Maduros as they are referred to in Latin America, have a caramelized and creamy texture that can be enjoyed in so many different ways! The darker the plantains the sweeter they are.


  • 2 ripe plantains. See note 2
  • 2 1/2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • You can eat fried plantains as is, with Cranberry Sauce or as a topping for ice cream or rice and beans 


  1. Diagonally slice the plantains into 1/4" -1/2" slices. See Note 1
  2. In a medium-size non-stick skillet heat coconut oil
  3. Cook on medium-low heat until golden brown about 3-5 minutes per side, seasoning each side with salt cinnamon, and pepper. The time will depend on how ripe the plantains are.
  4. Watch the plantains carefully, they can go from done to burnt in no time.


  1. Plantains that have just a few black speckles, cut into 1/4" slices, if the skin of the plantain is almost black cut them into 1/2" slices. They will fall apart if they are too thin. 
  2. For fried plantains the darker the skin the sweeter the plantain. Choose plantains with dark black speckles or that is almost all black.
  3. The nutritional information is based on the plantains not absorbing all the oil they are cooked in.
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Category: Side
  • Method: Fried
  • Cuisine: Latin


  • Serving Size: 1 plantain slice
  • Calories: 24
  • Sugar: 2.2
  • Sodium: 24.8
  • Fat: .7
  • Saturated Fat: .6
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 4.8
  • Fiber: .4
  • Protein: .2
  • Cholesterol: 0

Keywords: kosher, gluten-free, Hanukah, Chanukah, maduros, Thanksgiving

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