Jul 03, 2015


Latina Bites ~ Plátanos Maduros

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Plátanos Maduros!

plátanos madurosPlátanos maduros are made from ripe (black) plantain bananas, not to be confused with tostones which are made from green plantains.  They are enjoyed in numerous ways; alongside fried eggs, drizzled with sour cream, over ice cream, sprinkled with cinnamon with black beans or rice.

I love to eat or should I say devour them with a splash of lime juice or a drizzle of agave.  Warm plátanos maduros are pure comfort.  Lightly fried the plantain slices caramelize around the edges, the texture becomes chewy and they are infused with an intoxicating rich golden color golden color.  Pile them on a platter and share with friends and family. Or fry a batch and enjoy them alone as you watch your favorite novela, like I do.

plátanos maduros

Plátanos Maduros ~ A Simple Recipe

By Vianney Rodriguez of Sweet Life (Serves 2)


  • 2 ripe plantain (skin will be black and/or yellow)
  • Canola oil
  • lime wedges, honey or agave


  • Preheat oven to 200 degrees.
  • In a skillet over medium heat add oil, just enough to cover the bottom of the pan.
  • Cut the end of each plantain and peel off skin.  Slice into ½ inch thick slices.
  • Lightly fry until edges are golden brown.  Remove from oil and place on paper towels to drain.
  • Keep warm in oven and continue to fry the remaining slices. Serve warm with lime wedges, honey or agave.


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Vianney Rodriguez

Vianney Rodriguez

Vianney "Bonnie" is a Tejana (Texan) foodie with an eternal love for all things Texas, and is committed to teaching others about her Tex-Mex heritage. On any given day you can find her posting Texas-style recipes or wonderful recipes from Mexico! Check her out at her blog, SweetLifeBake.com!

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  1. These look fantastic! I have never tried the ripe version before, but will want to now :)

  2. Alan LOVES plantains but I’ve never made them for him. He’s going to love these!!

  3. oh yeah, love these with a simple shake of smoked chili powder and a squirt of lime… I know you meant to say that is one serving you made, right?

  4. I popped over from Vianney’s Sweet Life blog – these platanos maduros look incredible! I am featuring this post in today’s Friday Food Fetish roundup (with a link-back and attribution), but please let me know if you have any objections. It’s a pleasure to be following Vianney’s creations…

  5. Platanos are my of my favorite treats! I don’t make them near enough so you’ve just giving me the inspiration to make them again. I’ll be adding the agave this time. That sounds SO good!

  6. Never tried but sounds and looks absolutely delicious!

  7. cool! here in Manila, we have a version of this called, banana que..sugar coated bananas and deep fried – a popular street food and snack!

    thanks for sharing!

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