Sweet Fried Plantains (Maduros)

Sweet Fried Plantains (also known as Maduros) are a popular Puerto Rican dessert and snack, made with fried brown plantains.

  • Author: Salima Benkhalti
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Dessert, Snack
  • Method: Fried
  • Cuisine: Puerto Rican, Latin
  • Diet: Vegan


  • 3-4 brown plantains
  • 1 cup vegetable or canola oil


  1. Start by peeling your plantains and cutting diagonally into 1 inch sections. Preheat your oil in a heavy bottomed skillet over medium heat. 
  2. Once the oil is hot, gently add in your plantain chunks, making sure not to crowd the pan too much. Your pan should have enough oil to almost cover the slices, so add more if needed. Fry the slices for 5-8 minutes, making sure to flip them every few minutes until golden brown all around. 
  3. Remove the slices and cool on a paper towel lined plate. Enjoy!

Keywords: Sweet Fried Plantains, Maduros