Friday, March 4, 2011

Platanos Maduros (Sweet Fried Plantains)

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:
  1. 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.
  2. Cut in diagonal slices.
  3. 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.
  4. Drain in paper towels and season right away. 
  5. Serve Warm


  1. Hi Jackie, thanks for coming by my blog, which eventually brought me here. I am glad because you do have a very beautiful blog and your kids are so cute! Love this recipe too, though have not ate plantains before, I am guessing should be similar to bananas:)

  2. oh this is one of my favorite things to eat but I've always been intimidated to try making them on my own -thanks for the inspiration!

  3. Jeanie-Thank you for your comment :) Yes plantains are very similar to bananas but sweeter and more savory!

    Simply Life- One of my favorite things as well! they really are very easy, you should give them a try :)

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  5. Hello Vincent, thank you :)
    and thank you for the invitation, I will definitely check it out.
    take care

  6. I love making this.I followed you from the foodie blog roll and I'd love to guide Foodista readers to your site. I hope you could add this plantain widget at the end of this post so we could add you in our list of food bloggers who blogged about recipes for plantains,Thanks!


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