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Green Plantain Fries

Plátano Verde or Green Plantain Fries

Erica Dinho
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine Colombian
Servings 4 servings
Calories 218 kcal


  • 4 large green plantains
  • Sea salt
  • Vegetable oil for frying or non stick cooking spray for baking


  • Peel the plantains. Cut each plantain into thick wedges.
  • Frying method: Heat the oil in a medium pot over medium heat. Line a plate with paper towels and set aside.
  • Fry in batches, turning frequently, until golden brown, about 30 seconds. Remove to the plate lined with paper towels and season immediately with the sea salt.
  • For baking method: Adjust an oven rack to the lowest position and preheat the oven to 475 degrees F.
  • Cover a large baking sheet with parchment paper and apply cooking spray. Arrange the plantain fries in a single layer on the baking sheet and cover the sheet tightly with foil. Bake for 5 minutes, then remove the foil and continue to bake for 10 minutes. Rotate the pan and cook another 5 minutes, until the underside of the plantains are spotty golden brown.
  • Remove the baking sheet from the oven and scrape the fries loose with a spatula. Then use tongs or the spatula to flip over each wedge. Continue to bake until the fries are golden and crisp, about 5 minutes more.


Calories: 218kcalCarbohydrates: 57gProtein: 2gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 7mgPotassium: 893mgFiber: 4gSugar: 27gVitamin A: 2017IUVitamin C: 33mgCalcium: 5mgIron: 1mg
Keyword plantain recipes
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