If you haven’t incorporated plantains into your diet yet, here’s an easy recipe to entice you to give them a try. You may have already seen us use plantains to make hash browns, tostadas and even hamburger buns, and you know we love to use plantain chips for dipping as evidenced by our posts here, here and here.
For this recipe though we wanted to try them as an addition to an easy breakfast. Since plantains are starchy and low in sugar, they are somewhat like a potato in texture and seemed like a good addition to a paleo breakfast. Pair them with some sausage, spinach and kraut and you have a power breakfast that will stick with you all morning.
If you get slightly green plantains they will have a harder texture and taste more like a potato. The more ripe plantains have a softer texture and a sweeter taste. We used plantains that were in-between green and ripe.
These pan fried plantains turned out deliciously warm on the inside, a little caramelized on the outside, with a touch of sweet in their flavor profile.
Don’t be afraid to try out these easy to make pan fried plantains. You won’t regret it.
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- 2 Tbsp avocado oil
- 1 plantain just turning yellow but not too ripe
- Salt to taste
Heat a medium sized pan over medium high heat.
Peel your plantain and cut it into small slices about 1/4 inch thick.
Once the pan and oil are good and hot, add in the plantain. Sprinkle with salt.
Cook for 3 minutes and then flip the plantain pieces over. Sprinkle with a little more salt.
Cook for another 3 minutes and remove from the pan. Place on a paper towel lined plate to absorb any excess oil.