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Perfect Baked Plantains

How to Make the Perfect Baked Plantains - An "oven-fried" plantain recipe creating ultra moist and tender plantain strips, to serve as a side dish or for dipping in sauce!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: Caribbean
Servings: 6
Calories: 171kcal
Author: Sommer Collier

Ingredients

  • 3 ripe plantains (dark yellow with black spots)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil or melted coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Cut the ends off each plantain and score the peels from end to end, making sure not to cut through the plantains. Pull the peels off and discard.
  • Slice the plantains on an angle to make longer pieces, 1/4- to 1/3-inch thick.
  • Pile the plantain slices on the baking sheet and drizzle with oil. Toss to coat all the plantain strips on both sides. Lay them out in a single layer. Then sprinkle generously with salt.
  • Bake the plantains for 10 minutes. Then flip and bake another 10 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature. 

Notes

Want to spice things up? Try adding cinnamon and nutmeg to the plantains. Or make a spicy-hot version with a sprinkling of cumin, cayenne pepper, and garlic powder.

Nutrition

Serving: 8pieces | Calories: 171kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 391mg | Potassium: 446mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 1010IU | Vitamin C: 16.5mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 0.6mg