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Fried Plantains

  • Yield: 4 servings to top ice cream


  • 2 ripe plantains
  • 6 cups vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


  • Peel the plantains and slice them diagonally into 1/2-inch slices.
  • Heat the oil in a large pot until very hot (about 375ºF). Fry the plantains in 2 batches until brown and crisp, for about 3 to 4 minutes. Drain them on paper towels.
  • In a small bowl combine the sugar with the cinnamon, and blend thoroughly. Roll the fried plantain slices in the mixture and serve immediately with ice cream.