Sweet Fried plantain is our favorite side dish! Fried plantains pair well with everything and that’s no cap. It’s something your kids will love! As it is fried to golden perfection it caramelizes and gets slightly crispy on the outside but as you bite in it’s soft and melts like butter perfectly sweet on the inside.
How do Jamaicans eat plantains?
Fried golden brown is how Jamaicans have it on the side of breakfast, lunch, dinner, or dessert. When you think of versatile dishes fried sweet plantains should come to mind.
What do you eat with fried plantain?
Plantains are the perfect sides to oxtails, curry goat, brown stew chicken, turkey neck, and honestly anything that you cook. Sweet plantains are the perfect side dish.
What is the healthiest way to eat plantains?
- Steamed Plantains
- Boiled Plantains
- Baked Plantains
- Grilled Plantains
- Air fried Plantains
Why are my fried plantains not sweet?
Your plantains are not sweet because when choosing sweet plantains you have to make sure they are very ripe. Just like with the banana, when it gets brown spots and dots, it’s becoming sweeter and riper.
How ripe should plantains be for frying?
Plantains can be fried Green or Yellow, but when frying sweet plantains to get ultimate sweetness let your plantain ripen until it has black spots the darker the plantain the sweeter it is.
Should you boil plantains before frying?
No, there is no need to boil the plantain before frying them. Simply cut and fry. Boiling yellow plantain is a whole new recipe. A boil can also be the healthier choice if you’re trying to limit the use of oil.
Can you eat plantains raw?
Ripe plantains are sweet and they can be eaten raw but are best when fried.
How do Jamaicans cut plantains?
Cut the two ends of our plantain. Then cut it straight down the middle at the diagonal. Cut the ends off and remove the skin. There are many ways to cut plantains for frying it all boils down to preference some like to cut it oval, some like it long, and some like it in a circle.
Should plantain be soaked before cooking?
Sweet plantains are not soaked before cooking but green plantains can be soaked in salt water before frying which makes them crunchy outside and moister inside.
Are sweet plantain different from regular green plantain?
What is the difference between sweet plantains and tostones? Tostones are made from green plantains and sweet plantains are made from ripe green plantains. Tostones are twice-fried, crispy, and salty while sweet plantains are sweet and tender. But they are both delicious!
Are sweet plantains good for you?
Plantains in general are a carb-rich food and a good source of fiber, vitamins, and minerals. They also contain antioxidants that fight free radicals. With good levels of vitamin C, they can also support immune function. Likewise, their vitamin B6 content may reduce cardiovascular risk and improve mood! Is plantain healthy for weight loss? Because Plantains are rich in a type of fiber that helps you feel fuller longer which will help in weight control.
How to make Fried Sweet Plantain Jamaican Style
- Peel plantain and cut diagonally into one-inch-thick slices.
- Add oil to a frying pan and let the oil heat up over low-medium heat.
- Once the oil is hot, add the slices and cook until the edges turn golden brown, and flip.
- Remove cooked plantain from the pan and add to the plate lined with a paper towel to soak up excess oil. Then it’s time to serve
FAQs about Plantains
Are fried plantains high in sugar?
Plantains only cause blood sugar spikes if you eat large portions and pair them with other carbohydrate-rich foods.
Can diabetics eat plantains?
Green plantains count as starchy vegetables in a diabetes diet and are relatively high in carbohydrates. Plantains are one of the best starchy vegetable options, according to the American Diabetes Association.
Which method of frying is better when frying plantain?
We prefer to pan fry our plantain in as less oil as possible while some like to deep fry their plantains because it seems easier and you don’t have to turn them because it is submerged in the oil. But that is just too much oil.
How do you fry plantains without sticking together?
Peel the plantain and cut it into the desired shape, have your oil already heating then just place the plantain in the oil fry until golden brown, then place it on a paper towel to soak up the excess oil.
Why are my plantains hard after frying?
Your plantains are hard because you may have used an unripe plantain. Not because our sweet plantains are yellow doesn’t necessarily mean it’s ready to fry, Keynote when you’re about to fry plantains the darker they are the softer and sweeter they are.
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