Fried Sweet Plantains - Maduros Recipe

Fried Sweet Plantains

Fried plantains from ripe sweet plantains. 

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Caribbean
Keyword Fried plantains, maduras, sweet plantains
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 184 kcal


  • 4 large very ripe plantains the more brown, the better!
  • Vegetable oil for frying – enough to fill a large pot to 1 ½ inch depth
  • sugar or salt optional topping


  1. Use a sharp knife to trim the ends off of the plantains then cut a slit down the side of the plantain and peel off the skin. Slice the peeled plantains diagonally into 1 inch thick pieces.
  2. Add vegetable oil to a large pot to 1 ½ inches in depth, then heat oil on the stove over medium-high to about 350 degrees F. Test the oil by adding one plantain slice and if the oil bubbles vigorously, it is ready.
  3. Fry the plantains in small batches until golden brown, then remove from the oil with a metal slotted spoon or tongs and sprinkle with a little sugar if desired. Allow the plantains to cool on a baking rack (do not use paper towels as the plantains will stick to them). Serve warm.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition calculated based on 2 tbs of oil remaining (may be less). No sugar or Salt calculated, since those are optional.

As always nutrition data is an estimate.

Nutrition Facts
Fried Sweet Plantains
Amount Per Serving
Calories 184 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 4mg0%
Potassium 595mg17%
Carbohydrates 38g13%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 17g19%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 1345IU27%
Vitamin C 21.9mg27%
Calcium 4mg0%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.