Fried Plantains: A Nicaraguan Classic!

I was recently blessed with the opportunity to spend time in the country of Nicaragua for a one-of-a-kind missions trip. My team did so many amazing things while we were there and one of them was…. you guessed it. Cooking! I spent several hours in the kitchen with Nicaraguan ladies that knew their way around the place. Let me tell ya! It was an incredible experience. Not only did I learn the skills of a Nicaraguan chef, but I also had the opportunity to grow my Spanish speaking skills and develop a friendship with Carmen. Now, I get a chance to share a little bit of what I learned with you!
Carmen and I made Platanos Fritos. (Fried plantains). They are quick, easy, and deliciously crispy!
Supplies:

  • Plantains (at least 2, but you can make as many as you want! Each plantain will make about 10-12 slices)
  • Vegetable or canola oil
  • Glass with a round, flat bottom
  • Plate and paper towel

Begin by slicing your plantains into quarter-half inch thick slices.
Heat oil in a frying pan. Place slices in oil and fry for 3 minutes.
Remove from oil and press down with the bottom of the rounded glass. Return to the fryer for another 5 minutes. Place on a plate covered with a paper towel to cool for a few minutes before devouring eating!

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Published by littlesistersweets

Hi there! My name is Rikki. I have a little bit of an addiction to baking. I create my own recipes, but love to bake the classics. Nothing ever beats how your grandma makes something! Hope you enjoy my recipes, and maybe even try them out for yourself! Tootaloo! ~Rikki

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