Platanos Maduros (Costa Rican Fried Ripe Plantains)
15 mins (prep 5, cooking 10)
2 ingredients
4 servings
I learned to make these from my friend Adrián Marchena while I spent a semester of college in Puntarenas, Costa Rica. I have not personally made these, but I stood next to him in his kitchen as he gave me step-by-step instructions. These are sweet, and almost dessert-like.You can find plantains in most local supermarkets in the produce section, and they look like bananas, but are more of a vegetable.They are quite frequently eaten by Costa Ricans, or "ticos" with meals that include gallo pinto (rice and black beans) and some meat product. I LOVE these!

Categories:  side-dish , <-15-mins , costa-rican , north-american , taste~mood , quick , equipment , low-sodium , low-in... , time-to-make , 5-ingredients-or-less , low-protein , low-cholesterol , sweet , easy , inexpensive , vegetable , central-american , healthy-2 , stove-top ,
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Serving Size (19.49 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 163.43 Calories from Fat 166.41
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18.49g 113.77%
Saturated Fat 1.37g 27.47%
Trans Fat 0.48g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 0.0mg 0.0%
Total Carbohydrate 0.0g 0.0%
Dietary Fiber 0.0 g 0.0%
Sugars 0.0 g %
Protein 0.0g 0.0%
Vitamin A 0.0IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 0.0mg% Iron 0.0mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients: