Learn how to make these perfectly crispy plantain fries at home in a matter of minutes (15 minutes to be exact)! They're a fun spin on French fries, made with a classic Puerto Rican ingredient.
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If you like Puerto Rican food, you know all about plantains.
All this to say, these plantain fries felt like a no brainer!
We're taking this popular Latin ingredient, slicing it in that signature 'French fry' shape and deep frying it. What could go wrong?!
Before you start on this recipe, make sure to check out this complete collection of my favorite Puerto Rican recipes using plantain.
Here's what you need to make these plantain fries:
- 3-4 green plantains
- 4 cups canola or vegetable oil for frying
- equal parts mayo & ketchup for an easy dipping sauce
Peel and slice the plantains into ½ inch thick fry shaped pieces. Add the oil to a heavy bottomed pot and heat to 300 degrees F.
Tip: Make sure to have a paper towel lined plate ready to go for once the fries are done!
Fry the plantains. Gently add the plantains to the oil using a heat safe tool and fry for 5-10 minutes or until golden brown and crispy. Transfer to a paper towel lined plate to drain and sprinkle with salt. Enjoy!
Toppings & Sauces
Here are some ideas for toppings & sauces that can take your fries to the next level:
- Mayoketchup - make a simple but classic Puerto Rican dipping sauce with equal parts of mayo and ketchup. Bonus points if you add some minced garlic or garlic powder.
- Spiced - finish the fries with a sprinkle of sazon and/or adobo seasoning to give them that Puerto Rican signature.
- Sweet - sprinkle your fries with a bit of cinnamon and sugar to bring out the sweeter side of the plantain.
As goes for all of the best fried treats, these plantain fries are best enjoyed fresh and hot.