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Recipe: Fried Plantain January 26, 2010

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Jamaican Plantain

Jamaican Plantain

  • 1 ripe plantain
  • 1 tbsp of cinnamon or nutmeg


  • Peel plantain by making 2 incisions on opposite sides of the plantain skin and then peel
  • Slice the plantains into 2 in the middle (width not length – like breaking it in half)
  • Cut up both pieces of plantains into 1/4 inch slices longways
  • Heat the skillet filled with just enough oil to cover the 1/4 inch slices
  • Fry plantains slices until golden brown on each side
  • Each slice needs about 45 seconds to a minute to cook
  • Be careful not to burn
  • Place cooked plantain in a dish layered with napkins so as to drain/soak up the oil
  • Sprinkle with cinnamon or nutmeg to taste