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fried sweet plantain
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5 from 4 votes

Fried Sweet Plantains

Fried Sweet Plantains is a very simple, very traditional Latin American side dish. It adds a natural sweetness to any main dish! With just 2 ingredients and 15 minutes to put together from start to finish, this super low maintenance Brazilian plantains side dish will become a regular on your weekly rotation.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Brazilian, Latin American
Servings: 3 Servings
Author: aline_shaw


  • 2-3 very ripe plantains peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 stick butter cold, divided into 4 cubes


  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat, then add 1 cube of cold butter
  • When the butter starts to melt add the plantains - be sure to not crowd the pan
  • Add another cube of butter, and let the plantains fry in the butter for about 3 minutes, or until they are golden
  • When the plantains are golden, flip them using a pair of tongs so they can fry on the other side and add another cube of cold butter and fry
  • Add the last bit of butter and let the plantains fry until they are golden and nicely caramelized
  • When the plantains are golden, remove them from the pan using a pair of tongs, and place them on a plate lined with paper towels to cool

Bom Apetite!