Tajadas de Plátano (Fried Ripe Plantain)

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tajadas de maduro

Tajadas de Plátano maduro are one of the most popular side dishes in Colombia. If you follow this blog you may have noticed that Colombians eat plantains prepared in every form imaginable and this way is delicious and simple to make.

tajadas de platano




Tajadas de Plátano Maduro


  1. Peel the plantains and cut diagonal into about ½ inch thick slices.
  2. In a large pan, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the plantain slices to the pan, keep in a single layer, and cook about 2 minutes on each side.
  3. Remove the plantains with a slotted spoon and transfer to a plate lined with paper towels. Serve warm.
  4. platanos

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  1. says

    These appear at Farmer’s Market and I am never sure what to do with them. Now, I have bookmarked this and they are finally coming to my kitchen!

  2. says

    I LOVE Plantains! I first discovered this in Hawaii but also had a nice experience in San Francisco as well. There is also a bananna/custard mix that is also very delish- keep up the awesome work and nice picture by the way-

    Bobbi G-

  3. alexis says

    omg! i thought i was the only 1 who loved plaintains! me and my aunt make them every year on the holidays or just a random day! we also make empanadas! yum i love plaintains!

  4. andrew_ says

    VIVA LA PlATANOS!!!! I am of Colombian decent on my mothers side. I have finally had the earge to return to making platanos. I am excited to cook them myself for once. Glad to find this site with the recipe because it is hard to remember from watching my abuela make these when I was a kid visiting them in SoCal.

  5. Gloria says

    My family loves tajadas de platano. You can also put some cheese on top, or cut it in cubes and spread some sugar on top.
    Que ricooo.

  6. Juan says

    I’ve tried to make plantains on my own can’t seem to get them right… Growing up my mom prepared them perfectly, sweet and firm. Mine come out kind of soggy. Any suggestions?


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