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Maduros (plantain)
From: SlipC

These are a traditional South American side dish. They add a nice sweetness to the meal.


  • 2 very ripe plantains (the skin of the plantain should be brownish black)
  • oil
  • salt (optional)

Heat approximately 1/4" oil in a medium skillet over medium heat.

Peel the plantain, and cut at an angle, making slices about 3/4" thick.

Brown plantain in oil, approximately 2 minutes a side, or until both sides are brown.

When browned, remove from skillet and place on a paper towel covered plate to drain the excess oil off.

Serve hot.

The traditional way is to serve plain, but I like to sprinkle them with a little bit of salt for a nice, salty sweet taste.