Fried sweet(Plátanos amarillos fritos or Fritos maduros) are really loved by everyone. This is our easiest recipe and is usually served as a side dish in as many meals as we possibly can. These golden, delicious sweet slices will make us happy every time.
By- Last reviewed . Published Nov 6, 2001
Why we ❤️ it
If you know this dish and are wondering why anyone would need a recipe for plátanos fritos maduros (fried sweet ripe plantains. They need this flavor in their lives, don't you think?), then this is probably not a recipe you'll need. But think of those people who've never had the pleasure of trying
Plátanos maduros fritos is one of our most popular Dominican foods and possibly our favorite side dish, so if you don't need a recipe, fantastic! If you need a recipe, we have your back!
What are fritos maduros?
Fritos maduros is what we call fried sweet(fried ripe ). Other names are maduro frito, platano amarillo frito, and platano maduro frito.
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 parts of Latin America. Spanish Caribbean people certainly do love our maduros, and this is one of our staple foods.
Ripe fried(plátanos maduros fritos).
Plátanos maduros fritos are served as a side dish to lunch or dinner, another way in which we Dominicans combine sweet and savory flavors. You can serve them with la bandera (our traditional lunch of rice, beans, and meat), or any of our locrios (rice with meat, vegetables, or seafood).
- Ripeness: For this dish, it's best to use ripe when the skin has started blackening. Otherwise, they will be mushy and will absorb more oil. Bear in mind, though, that some people do prefer them with very ripe . It's up to you.
- Salt: Although uncommon, some people like to sprinkle a bit of salt on their maduros. Who am I to judge?
About this recipe
Many of you would think this doesn't require a recipe, and that's probably because you grew up eating fritos maduros. This may not be the case for anyone unfamiliar with our cuisine.
Are you a tostones or a frito maduro person? I look forward to getting your feedback in the comments!
This awesome free recipe contains Amazon affiliate links, we receive a small commission from any purchase you make at no extra cost to you. Thanks for your support!
Plátanos Maduros Fritos [Recipe + Video] Fried Sweet Plantains
1. Cut the plantains
- Peel the plantains (how to peel a plantain) with a paring knife and cut diagonally into ¼" inch (0.5 cm) slices.
- Heat the oil over medium heat (450 ºF [225 ºC]). Deep fry the plantains in small batches, lowering them into the oil with a slotted spoon. Turn halfway until both sides are golden brown.
- Remove from the oil and place on a paper towel to absorb the excess oil.Serve hot or at room temperature
Nutritional information is calculated automatically based on ingredients listed. Please consult your doctor if you need precise nutrition information.
Want to save this recipe?
Enter your email & I'll send it to your inbox. Plus, get great recipes from me every week!
More plátano maduro recipes
Ripe plantains – depending on the stage of ripeness – can be used in fritos maduros, Plátano al caldero (caramelized ripe plantains, a side dish, not a dessert), and Pastelón de Plátano maduro (ripe plantain and ground beef casserole). In desserts, it is used in Mala rabia, which is also made with guava and batata). Also see:
- Yaroa Mixta (Dominican Loaded Fries)
- Ripe Plantain Boats (Canoas) with Eggplants
- Piononos de Plátanos Maduros (Ripe Plantain Rolls)
- Baked Sweet Plantains
- Sopión - Sancocho de Habichuelas (Sweet & Spicy Bean Stew)
- Cheese-Crusted Ripe Plantain Balls
- Ripe Plantain Cups w. Spicy Chicken and Avocado Mayo
- Ripe Plantain Soup with Plantain Chips
- Plantain and Cheese Breakfast Tart
Musa × paradisiaca, along with bananas, are a member of the genus musa. Unlike bananas usually eaten ripe (though we eat green bananas too), are only eaten cooked. Dominicans and most Latin Americans eat in as many dishes and as often as potatoes are eaten in some cultures.,
Green Mangú (boil , mash, and serve with Dominican onions and "Los tres golpes" or eggs, Salami frito, and Fried cheese), Tostones (fried green ), and Mofongo (garlic-flavored fried green mash with crispy pork skins and broth), Pasteles (green pocket filled with meat and wrapped in leaves)are used in savory dishes like
What are sweet plantains?
Sweet, yellow, or ripeare just that have ripened. Different dishes call for different stages of ripening, for this one in specific, should be very ripe, but not mushy.
are ripe when the peel is yellow and the flesh softer, it will also have a fruitier smell. Check each recipe for the level of ripeness needed for each specific recipe.
Peel and slice plantains with a paring knife (lengthwise, or diagonally) and deep-fry in small batches, lowering them into the oil with a slotted spoon, and cooking until they turn golden brown. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Tostones (fritos verdes) are twice-fried slices of unripe unripe (greeen) plantains, whereas fritos maduros (sweet plantains) are made with ripe or yellow plantains and fried just once. Tostones and sweet fried plantains compete for our love, both are very popular in our country.