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Fried sweet plantains- Platanos maduros fritos     
by Mary Urrutia Randelman

Platanos maduros fritos               Serves: 6  

Notes: Typical side order for most Cuban dinners


In a large skillet over medium heat, heat 1 inch of oil to 375 F, or until a plantain round sizzles when it touches the oil. Fry as many rounds as will fit in a single layer, until golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes for each side, turning with a slotted spoon. Drain on a paper-towel-lined platter and serve immediately. (If you are frying a large number of plantains, keep them warm in a 200 F oven until ready to serve.)


  • 3 Medium size, very ripe plantains (skin should be black), peeled and sliced 1/4 inch thick diagonally
  • 3/4 Cup of vegetable or peanut oil for frying

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