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 Cooking Light

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 134
  • Calories from fat: 12%
  • Fat: 1.8g
  • Saturated fat: 1g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.4g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.1g
  • Protein: 1.2g
  • Carbohydrate: 31.7g
  • Fiber: 2.1g
  • Cholesterol: 4mg
  • Iron: 0.5mg
  • Sodium: 62mg
  • Calcium: 3mg

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

  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.
Note:

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

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