Fritos Maduros (Fried Ripe Plantains) are one of our most popular side dishes and one you should try to prepare even if you are a beginner cook.
If you know this dish and are wondering why anyone would need a recipe for Fritos Maduros, then this is probably not a recipe you'll need. But think of those people who've never had the pleasure to try this.
They need this in their lives, don't you think?
There can't be in the Dominican cuisine any other dish that combines so well the simplicity of preparation, popularity and exotic flavor. This popular dish is popular in Cuba and Puerto Rico too, where they are known as maduros.
They are also served in many other Latin American countries.
About this recipe for maduros fritos
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 the case for someone not familiar with our cuisine.
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 in a pinch.
It's a Dominican thing.
Fritos Maduros Recipe (Fried Ripe Plantains)
- 2 ripe plantains
- 1/2 cup of oil for frying