Chris Koetke shares his recipe for Fried Plantains

CLEVELAND - Let's Dish host Chris Koetke travels around the world for inspiration for his dishes. He share his recipe for an exotic snack, fried plantains.

Recipe for Fried Plantains

Difficulty: Easy

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes

Serves: 16 patacóns


2 green plantains

Oil for deep fryer


1.       Cut the plantains into 1-inch thick slices with their skin.  Peel the skin off of each slice.

2.       Fry the plantains in a deep-fryer set at 325° F.  Cook until they are lightly browned (about 5 minutes).

3.       Remove from the fryer and when still warm, place the slices between sheets of a plastic bag or between silicon sheets and smash the plantain as thinly as possible.  You can do this with your hand or with a sturdy pot. 

4.       Heat the deep fryer oil to 375° F.  Place the smashed plantains in the fryer and cook until browned. 

5.       Remove from the fryer and place on a plate lined with paper towels.  Season the patacóns with salt and serve with salsa.

You can find more recipes like this on at the Live Well Network.

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