A spicy alternative to the ever popular fried plantains. Perfect to be paired with your favorite main dish
How do you like your plantains?
Are you a plantain lover like me? OMG, there's nothing like the perfect fried plantain. A simple side dish in a lot of Caribbean and African homes. I think I can eat a whole fried plantain on my own. And this option is no different. Normally, we simply peel and fry plantain and that is amazing. But sometimes you want to try a little different flavor and these spicy fried plantains are now an option.
This recipe is no different than my first fried ripe plantains. These are the plain ones that we love so dearly.
But how about us stepping up the flavor a bit?
These fried plantains have the spiciness that will counteract with the sweetness of the ripe plantains. The best plantains to fry are the ones that have started to turn black. Those plantains with spots of black on the skin work fine and even all black skin (just making sure it's not soggy to touch).
Ant that is the hardest part of making these yummies.
We just need to season them up a bit and leave them to marinate and then fry.
Fry to perfection.
To the perfect, golden, eat all with a fork perfection.
Or if you rather be an adult, and eat it as a side along with some saltfish or with your pelau.
But I rather just eat it with a fork.
Spicy and Sweet Fried Ripe Plantain
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Keywords: fry side snack Plantain
Ingredients (Serves 4)
- 2 ripe plantains, peeled and sliced (with black spots or can be totally black)
- 1 teaspoon ginger powder
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- Vege oil for frying
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Put sliced plantains in a container
Add ginger, onion powder, chili pepper to container
Mix to ensure that plantains are evenly coated.
Add salt as needed
Let sit for 5 mins
Heat oil in fry pan
Fry till golden brown
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