Fried Sweet Plantains (Plátanos Maduros)

From Dinner in Cuba

Why This Recipe Works

To create authentic sweet fried plantains, we start with super-ripe plantains featuring black peels and flesh that yields to gentle pressure. This ensures plantains with a high sugar content, which will brown and crisp in the hot oil. After...

Why This Recipe Works

To create authentic sweet fried plantains, we start with super-ripe plantains featuring black peels and flesh that yields to gentle pressure. This ensures plantains with a high sugar content, which will brown and crisp in the hot oil. After some sticky mishaps, we found that the fried plantains should not be drained on paper towels but rather on a wire rack set in a rimmed baking sheet or directly on a plate.

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Season 16, Ep. 21
Dinner in CubaSeason 16, Ep. 21

Man on the street Doc Willoughby learns all about Cuban cuisine at La Carreta in Miami, Florida. Then, Dan Souza demonstrates how to make the best Cuban Braised Shredded Beef at home. Next, test cook ...