Fried plantains are so tasty and easy to make. Plantains are part of the banana family, but they are bigger, starchier and lower in sugar. They are native to India, Caribbean and Africa. They can be baked, boiled, roasted or fried up. They can be cooked in various stages from green skin raw to yellow ripe. This side dish recipe shows ripe plantains fried up and served with the option to sprinkle some chill pepper sea salt from the salt boat.
Slice ripe plantains at an angle and fry in hot oil till brown. The riper the plantain the darker the color will be.