Maduros (Sautéed Sweet Plantains)

Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Jan Gautro
"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.

Yield:

12 servings (serving size: about 1/3 cup)

Recipe from

Nutritional 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

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

Preparation

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

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

Note:

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

David Bonom,

September 2006