Platanos, Two Ways


1 green platano

1/4 cup of vegetable oil

1/4 teaspoon of salt

Heat the oil in a cast iron skillet. Place the plantains in the oil and fry on both sides about 2-3 minutes per side. 

Remove the plantains and transfer to a paper towel to drain. Using a cup, mason jar or whatever else, flatten the plantains by pressing down. Simple. 

Return them to the hot oil and fry  'em up for about 1 minute on each side. Dust with a good amount of salt. Or serve with dipping sauce. 


1 ripe brown, ugly platano

2 tablespoons of vegetable oil (or butter!)

pinch of salt

Slice up the platano and add to the oil or butter. Let it cook on each side until they're golden brown.  Some people like to sprinkle them with a bit of brown sugar and cinnamon. I advise this!