Tortilla de Plátano Maduro (Ripe Plantain Frittata)

by Erica Dinho on October 14, 2011

This Tortilla de Plátano Maduro from Caldas department of Colombia is easy to make and a perfect option for brunch with a steaming pot of coffee or hot chocolate.

Buen provecho!



(4 – 6 servings)

  • 3 very ripe plantains, peeled and diced
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 cups grated queso fresco or queso blanco, plus more for garnish


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a nonstick fry pan over medium heat, warm the oil. Add the ripe plantain and cook, stirring occasionally, about, 5 to 6 minutes. Transfer to a plate.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, sugar and queso together.Place the cooked plantains in a baking pan.
  4. Pour the egg mixture in the plantains and place in the oven and bake until golden on top, about 10 to 12 minutes.
  5. Drizzle with honey and sprinkle the remaining cheese on top. Serve warm.
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{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Belinda @zomppa October 14, 2011 at 12:36 PM

Oh this is something I definitely want!! What wonderful flavors!


2 Sook October 14, 2011 at 2:03 PM

It does look like a perfect option for lunch… I want some now! :)


3 nammi October 15, 2011 at 9:46 AM

wow , thats a new kind of combination for a fritata, have a nice week end


4 grace October 18, 2011 at 5:11 AM

what a unique breakfast! i love that the list of things one can add to eggs is endless—i’ve never tried them with plantains!


5 Heather B October 18, 2011 at 9:27 AM

Yum! Looks great! I could definately see making this on a cold, lazy, winter saturday :-) Thanks


6 norma October 19, 2011 at 4:50 PM

I am in florida and made it and was really good..ask my granddaughter.


7 Erica October 27, 2011 at 11:08 AM

Norma, Thank you for your feedback!


8 Erica October 27, 2011 at 11:09 AM

Thank you everyone for visiting my blog!


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