Sautéed Caramelized Sweet Plantains Recipe
Sautéed Caramelized Sweet Plantains is a traditional South America, Cuba, and Caribbean side dish. It pairs perfectly with jerk spiced dishes and other Caribbean dishes. They add a little bit of sweetness to balance spicy main dishes. Use plantains that are fully ripe. They should have heavy black spotting to a completely black skin.
Sautéed Caramelized Sweet Plantains (Maduros)
- 1/4 cup vegetable
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 3 yellow to black plantains - very ripe, peeled and cut in 1-inch-thick slices
- 3 tablespoons brown sugar - optional- *see note
- 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground sea salt - optional
- Heat oil and butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat until the butter begins to sizzle.
- Fry until the plantains begin to turn golden brown, then turn over, and continue frying until they have caramelized, about 2 minutes per side.
- Drain plantains on a paper towel-lined plate and sprinkle with salt if you like before serving.
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