Fritos Maduros (Fried Ripe Plantains) is one of our most popular side dishes, one you could make even if you are a beginner cook.
If you know this dish and are wondering why anyone would need a recipe for Plátanos Fritos Maduros, then this is probably not a recipe you'll need. But think of those people who've never had the pleasure of trying it.
They need this in their lives, don't you think?
Spanish Caribbean people love our maduros. They're not as popular as verdes, but they're almost there.
There can't be any other dish in Dominican cuisine that combines the simplicity of preparation, popularity, and exotic flavor so perfectly. This dish is popular in Cuba and Puerto Rico too, where they are known as maduros or maduritos.
They are also served in many other Latin American countries.
Plátanos maduros fritos are served as a side dish to lunch or dinner, another way in which we Dominicans combine sweet and savory flavors. Another sweet dish served with savory dishes is Plátanos al Caldero (Caramelized Ripe Plantains), or even a ripe banana at a pinch.
About this recipe
Many of you would think this doesn't even require a recipe, and that's probably because you grew up eating fritos maduros. This will probably not be the case for anyone who is less familiar with our cuisine.
So if you don't need a recipe, fantastic! If you need a recipe, we have your back!
Plátanos Maduros Recipe
- 2 ripe plantains
- 1/2 cup of oil for frying