Platanos maduros are sweet fried plantains and are one of the most popular side dishes of Colombia. You will find them in almost every dish in Colombian restaurants. We eat a lot of plantains and make them several different ways. These tajadas are made when the plantain is ripe and therefore sweet. So easy and so delicious! Give them a try.
Here's what you need:
- Very ripe yellow plantains.
- 3-4 tbsp of vegetable oil
- frying pan
- paper towels for draining excess oil
- Salt and garlic powder to taste (for seasoning)
Here's how to do it:
- Cut the ends off the plantain and cut a slit down the middle. Peel the rest with you fingers. It should be very easy to peel because of how soft it is.
- Cut in diagonal slices.
- Heat you oil. When it's hot add your plantain slices and fry for about 3 minutes on each side, depending on how hot your oil is.
- Drain in paper towels and season right away.
- Serve Warm