Plantain Fries

Plantain Fries

Megan Hors d'oeuvres, Condiments & Sides, Whole Food Recipes 0 Comments

Do you eat potatoes? We don’t, not right now, while we’re on the GAPS Diet. But my kids are mostly well, after 4 years on the healing protocol, and we’ve been able to add back in our first few starches with complete success!! This is great news for our family, a happy reality that the kids are embracing with pleasure.

Plantains are one of these starchy foods. And, wow, they are versatile! Depending on the stage of the plantain’s ripeness it has different possibilities in terms of how to best cook with it. When it is yellow with black spots it is not yet fully ripe; but this is the perfect time to make French fries with it. We figured this out by accident, just by trying it– and yes, yummy.

To learn how to peel a plantain, go here. Peeling a yellow-with-black-spots plantain is easier than peeling a green plantain; but nonetheless, how you cut and peel one properly is worth knowing.

Okay, enjoy these lovelies! They fry up quickly in a shallow pan, no deep frying. So they can be prepared quickly and last minute, no fuss.

Do you eat potatoes? We don't, not right now, while we're on the GAPS Diet. But my kids are mostly well, after 4 years on the healing protocol, and we've been able to add back in our first few starches with complete success!! This is great news for our family, a happy reality that the kids are embracing with pleasure.  Plantains are one of these starchy foods. And, wow, they are versatile! Depending on the stage of the plantain's ripeness it has different possibilities in terms of how to best cook with it. When it is yellow with black spots it is not yet fully ripe; but this is the perfect time to make French fries with it. We figured this out by accident, just by trying it-- and yes, yummy.

 

Plantain Fries
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This is hardly a recipe; it's so easy!! I also make this recipe quartered, when I just have one plantain on hand. I then use 2 T. coconut oil for frying.
Servings
4-6 servings
Cook Time
15-20 minutes
Servings
4-6 servings
Cook Time
15-20 minutes
Plantain Fries
Yum
Print Recipe
This is hardly a recipe; it's so easy!! I also make this recipe quartered, when I just have one plantain on hand. I then use 2 T. coconut oil for frying.
Servings
4-6 servings
Cook Time
15-20 minutes
Servings
4-6 servings
Cook Time
15-20 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Peel plantains. (See how above.) Cut each quarter into three lengths. Each plantain will yield 12 fries.
  2. Heat oil over medium-high heat in a 6" cast iron skillet. Add the plantain pieces, about 12 pieces at a time. Do not overcrowd. Sprinkle with sea salt.
  3. Turn each piece as it starts to brown, using two forks. Reduce heat to medium or medium-low as needed.
  4. Remove fries to paper towel while you continue to cook remaining plantains in batches.
  5. Serve.
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