Fried Sweet Plantains (Plátanos Maduros)
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.