Sweet and Spicy Fried Plantain

August 14, 2016
A spicy alternative to the ever popular fried plantains. Perfect to be paired with your favorite main dish

Sweet and Spicy Fried Plantains

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 the 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).

Sweet and Spicy Fried Ripe Plantains

And that is the hardest part of making these yummies.

Do you consider plantain a fruit or a vegetable? Unlike bananas they are vegetables.

They are a great source of fiber, beta-carotene, calcium and vitamin C.

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.

Sweet and Spicy Fried Ripe Plantains

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.

RIpe Plantain, Fry Plantain
Sides, Entrees
Caribbean, African
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Spicy and Sweet Fried Ripe Plantain

An easy recipe for fried ripe plantains with a sweet yet spicy kick. A great alternative for this popular Caribbean and African side
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  • 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
  • Salt
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • Vegetable oil for frying


  1. Put sliced plantains in a container
  2. Add ginger, onion powder, chili pepper and sugar to container
  3. Mix to ensure that plantains are evenly coated.
  4. Add salt as needed
  5. Let sit for 5 mins
  6. Heat oil in fry pan
  7. Fry till golden brown
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Sweet and Spicy Fried Ripe Plantains

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Renz HomeMadeZagat
Renz HomeMadeZagat

Hi guys, I’m Renz. I am the chief cook and bottle washer here at HomeMadeZagat. I am here sharing Caribbean recipes that I grew up eating and new ones I’ve fallen in love with over the years. I just want to showcase the amazing diversity of Caribbean food and that everyone can recreate these dishes.