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Pan Fried Plantains

A delicious and simple way to enjoy plantains!

Paleo, Vegan, Grain Free, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Nut Free

You’ve probably seen plantains in your grocery store. But maybe, like me, you walked right by them as you were unsure how to eat them!

Yes, it’s true, they look just like a banana, but in fact, they are quite different in texture. While a banana is usually easy to peel and quite soft, a plantain is much harder to peel and is more dense.

Plantains are now a regular item on my grocery list. They are full of vitamins, especially vitamins A and C. They’re also loaded with potassium and are high in fiber, keeping your digestion system running, ahem, smoothly.

While I prefer to fry up the greener plantains, you can also pan fry the yellow/brown ripe ones. I like the green plantains because they are a little firmer and easy to work with. I’m the same with my bananas, the greener, the better. I know, I’m weird.

These make the best side dish or snack, and my kids love them too.

AND, they are SO easy to make, it’s ridiculous.

This recipe serves 1 – 2 people, depending on how large your plantain is. Just double the number of plantains depending on how many people you want to serve.

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Pan Fried Plantains

A simple and delicious side dish or snack

Pan Fried Plantains! A simple and delicious way to enjoy plantains. #paleo #whole30 #vegan #grainfree #glutenfree #dairyfree #sidedish #snack

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  1. Melt coconut oil in a large skillet over medium heat.

  2. Peel your plantain by cutting off the ends and then scoring the peel twice to make it easy to peel.

  3. Slice the plantain so you get medium-thick slices. You don’t want them too thin or too thick.

  4. Fry plantain slices in coconut oil, making sure they don’t touch. Once golden brown, flip them over and fry the other side.

  5. Remove from pan and sprinkle with sea salt.

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