How to Make Platanos Maduros (Sweet Fried Plantains)

Plantains have circled the globe - they've journeyed from Asia to Africa to the Americas. This recipe is from Cuba and is a sweeter dish made from ripe plantains.

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How to Make Platanos Maduros (Sweet Fried Plantains) Recipe
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I made another guide for tostones (savory fried plantains) which are made from the green plantains pictured above on the right. For this recipe, you'll use the yellow or black plantains.

I made another guide for tostones (savory fried plantains) which are made from the green plantains pictured above on the right. For this recipe, you'll use the yellow or black plantains.

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The darker the skin, the sweeter the taste.

The darker the skin, the sweeter the taste.

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I prefer the black peel because the sugars of the super ripe plantain caramelizes when fried so the flavor is even sweeter and more delicious. Chop off the ends and remove the peel.

I prefer the black peel because the sugars of the super ripe plantain caramelizes when fried so the flavor is even sweeter and more delicious. Chop off the ends and remove the peel.

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Then slice at an angle as shown above.

Then slice at an angle as shown above.

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Drop pieces into hot oil.

Drop pieces into hot oil.

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Fry on both sides until dark golden color. Then remove from the oil and drain on a paper towel.

Fry on both sides until dark golden color. Then remove from the oil and drain on a paper towel.

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The longer you fry them, the darker and sweeter they will be. I left some in the oil  for longer to show you. This is how I like them!

The longer you fry them, the darker and sweeter they will be. I left some in the oil for longer to show you. This is how I like them!

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But most folks like them golden colored so I pulled these out of the oil before the darker ones in the previous picture. Sprinkle with salt and serve as a side dish or snack. Enjoy!

But most folks like them golden colored so I pulled these out of the oil before the darker ones in the previous picture. Sprinkle with salt and serve as a side dish or snack. Enjoy!

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