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Fried Plantains

Yield 4 servings
Fried Plantains are a traditional sweet treat in many West African countries. Try this recipe using cinammon and sugar and serve hot with vanilla ice cream.


  • 3 large plantains
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

How to Make It

  1. Cut each plantain in half crosswise; cut each half lengthwise into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat; add plantains, and sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon. Cook 3 to 4 minutes on each side or until golden; drain on paper towels.

  2. Prep: 5 min., Cook: 10 min.