Sweet & Savory Plantains Appetizer

Sweet & Savory Plantains Appetizer

  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 15 min
  • Total: 25 min
  • Serving: Serves 4 people

More like a potato than a banana, plantains are slightly exotic! Sweet & Savory Plantains Appetizer will wow your friends and guests at your next party. 


  • 2 green plantains
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 yellow plantain
  • 1/2 garlic clove, crushed
  • salt and cayenne pepper to taste
  • Vegetable oil for frying


  1. Peel one green plantain and slice into thin rounds. Using a large frying pan, add about 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil over high heat. Fry the plantain slices until golden (about 2-3 minutes). Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate and keep warm.
  2. Coarsely grate the other green plantain and mix it together with the onion. Heat 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil in the pan and fry the plantain and onion until golden (about 2-3 minutes). Stir them occasionally. Transfer to the plate with the other plantain.
  3. Peel the yellow plantain and cut it into small chunks. Sprinkle with cayenne pepper. Add 1 tablespoon vegetable oil to the pan and fry the yellow plantain and garlic until brown (about 4-5 minutes). Drain, combine all together and sprinkle with salt. Serve warm.


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