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Best Cooked Sweet Plantains Recipe
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Best Cooked Sweet Plantains Recipe in 10 Minutes (Whole30 Friendly)

These crispy yet soft bites will just melt in your mouth. Sprinkle some sea salt and your taste buds will go crazy.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Plantains, Sweet Plantains, Whole30
Servings: 3
Calories: 150kcal



  • 1 pcs large very ripe plantain
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • Salt to taste


  • Cut off the ends of the plantain. Use the tip of the knife to score the fruit lengthwise. The skin should drop easier this way. Peel the plantain and cut it into thick slices.
    Cutting the plantain
  • Melt the coconut oil in a large pan. We use coconut oil to make the recipe Whole30 friendly.
    Melt the coconut oil
  • Make sure the oil is hot before adding the plantain slices.
  • Bring in the fruit and make sure the slices don’t touch each other. Due to the high sugar content, they may get stuck.
    plantain in the pan
  • When the bottom of the slices is golden brown, flip them over. Use a spatula or the back of a fork to flatten them a bit. You may want to reduce the heat so they don’t get burnt.
    Fry plantain
  • Remove the slices from the pan, sprinkle the salt and enjoy right away!


  • I strongly recommend that you eat the fried plantains right after you take them out of the pan. Maybe wait for a minute or two so you don’t burn your tongue like I usually do. But they taste best in those minutes when they are warm. You may enjoy them later too but I found out that the taste is completely different.
  • Adjust the plantain quantity in case you have guests, everyone will want to eat those goodies. If my kids like fried plantains, then probably most people do. Did I mention that my children are some kind of picky eaters? Just like all other children out there? So, if they enjoy those sweet bites, then you should give them a try too.


Calories: 150kcal | Carbohydrates: 18.5g | Protein: 0.8g | Fat: 8.7g