West African Fried Plantain Recipe

Looking for an easy West African Fried Plantain recipe? Learn how to make West African Fried Plantain using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by warmspice

Makes 6 servings



Use enough oil to cover the plantain slices at least halfway. Only half of the oil will be absorbed during cooking or even less.

Recipe Ingredients for West African Fried Plantain

4 RIPE plantains (brown-yellow in color)
1/2 cup canola oil (palm oil is traditional but fatty)

Recipe Directions for West African Fried Plantain

  1. Peel the plantains: cut the ends and then cut into the skin with a sharp knife. Slice into 1/2 inch thick shapes as desired (diagonal, round, slant oval, or cubed chunks).

  2. Pour enough oil into skillet to almost cover slices. Heat up oil on medium high heat until hot.

  3. Add plantain slices. Fry one side until brown (about 5-10 minutes) and then turn over with fork or slotted spoon to fry the other side.

  4. Drain off oil and serve as a snack

Categories

Fruits, Appetizers, Dessert, Side Dish, Snacks, African, Caribbean, Central/South American, Fry, Vegetarian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 137.5g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
306
Calories from Fat
167
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
18.6g
29%
Saturated Fat
1.4g
7%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
5mg
0%
Potassium
595mg
17%
Total Carbohydrates
38.0g
13%
Dietary Fiber
2.7g
11%
Sugars
17.9g
Protein
1.5g
Vitamin A 27% Vitamin C 36%
Calcium 0% Iron 4%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B
  Good points
  • No cholesterol
  • Very low in sodium
  • High in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in sugar
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