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Shallow-Fried Plantains

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 226kcal
Author Lauren Goslin


  • 2 plantains blackened
  • pinch sea salt
  • 2-4 T. coconut oil for frying (use a smaller non-stick skillet (mine is 6 inches), then you will need less oil)
  • 2 T. unsweetened coconut optional
  • applesauce or maple syrup as desired for sweetness


  • Peel and slice the plantains into 1 inch slices.
  • Heat the skillet and 1 tablespoon of oil over medium heat (the smaller the skillet the less oil you will need).
  • Allow them to fry for about 3-4 minutes each side (check them after 3 minutes, they should be lightly browned).
  • Place them onto a paper towel-lined plate to drain a bit (or not :-); They taste delicious with the coconut oil drippings too!).
  • Repeat this process until all of the plantain slices are fried, using oil as needed.


This recipe is based on using 4 tablespoons of coconut oil and no maple syrup, applesauce, or coconut. Weight Watchers points (new system): 7


Serving: 1g | Calories: 226kcal | Carbohydrates: 28.5g | Protein: 1.2g | Fat: 13.9g | Saturated Fat: 11.9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 62mg | Fiber: 2.1g | Sugar: 13.4g