Fried Plantains, who knew?

Often I get really excited about a recipe and I buy all of the ingredients and then some. Then I make the recipe and I am totally disappointed and I end up staring at a bunch of ingredients that have no purpose.  That is where Google and I begin to work together.  When I don’t know what to make or if I have a lot of food with no recipes to call their own, I Google the ingredients.  This time around I ended up with 6 plantains that I was supposed to use for muffins.  The muffins were less than pleasing so the extra plantains sat for 5 days until I found this recipe to use as a side dish.  This is SOOOO easy and makes a great appetizer or addition to a meal. Sadly, I cannot remember where I found this recipe online so I cannot give credit but the recipe was presented as an appetizer so there was a fried plantain slice with a chunk of pineapple, a chunk of avocado, a little diced red onion and minced cilantro on top with a toothpick holding it all together.  I used all those toppers as a salsa and loaded it on top.


Fried Plantain

2 plantains – sliced 1/4 inch thick

1/4 c coconut oil

1/4 tsp salt


1 pineapple – diced in 1/2 inch cubes (you can use canned if needed)

1 avocado – diced in 1/2 inch cubes

1 small red onion – finely diced

1/4 c cilantro minced

1/4 tsp salt

1/2 lime juice


Heat coconut oil on medium.  Add plantain slices to heated oil and fry for about 7 minutes until edges begin to brown.  Flip all slices over and fry on the opposite side for about 7 minutes until slightly crispy.

In the meantime, dice up your salsa ingredients and mix them all together and let sit for ten minutes.

That is it, easy peasy…serve it up!



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