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Fried Plantain

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(Recipe ID: 142)

Serves 4 to 6

Preparation time: 10 minutes; Cook time: 10 minutes

Source: Chef Joseph Lowery

Plantains or "cooking bananas" are a famous delicacy all over Mexico and the Carribean.  They are also served with fried potatoes in little street market stalls and called "tostones y papas fritas."  Excellent with a cold beverage of choice.


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  • 1/4 cup Butter
  • 4 teaspoons Olive Oil *
  • 4 regular size Ripe plantains, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces on the diagonal
  • Juice of 1/2 lime, optional
  • Salt to taste *


  1. In a large skillet, melt the butter with olive oil.
  2. Wait for the foam to subside a little and add the plantain slices and fry 3 to 4 minutes on each side. 
  3. Stir gently to prevent sticking.
  4. Remove the fried plantiains fom the skillet and drain on paper towels.
  5. Serve fried plantains on a warm festive platter.
  6. Sprinkle with lime juice and salt if desired.

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