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Maduros (Sautéed Sweet Plantains)

Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Jan Gautro
Yield 12 servings (serving size: about 1/3 cup)
"Maduros," or sautéed sweet plaintains, are a common side in the Caribbean and parts of Latin America. They can also be served as a dessert.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups (1/2-inch-thick) slices soft black plantains (about 6)
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons butter

Nutrition Information

  • calories 134
  • caloriesfromfat 12 %
  • fat 1.8 g
  • satfat 1 g
  • monofat 0.4 g
  • polyfat 0.1 g
  • protein 1.2 g
  • carbohydrate 31.7 g
  • fiber 2.1 g
  • cholesterol 4 mg
  • iron 0.5 mg
  • sodium 62 mg
  • calcium 3 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 3 ingredients in a large bowl; toss well.

  2. Melt butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add plantains; sauté 5 minutes or until browned and tender.

Cook's Notes

Use plantains with completely black skins, which indicate that they are fully ripe.