Plantain recipes

Find plantain recipes to enjoy this relative of the banana that can be used in both sweet and savoury dishes. We have fried plantain recipes, plantain chips and more.

15 recipes



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120 reviews

Plantains can only be eaten cooked. Fried plantains are a traditional treat in Latin America and many other parts of the world. Overly ripe plantains work best for this recipe. If you want a savoury experience, serve these with salt. If you want something sweet, serve with sugar and cinnamon.

Recipe by: Donna

2 reviews

This is a very easy and warming stew that is perfect for the slow cooker. Easily tweaked according to your own taste and preferences. You can omit the salmon and have it as a vegetarian meal and adjust the amount of pepper depending on how hot you like it. I put this on in the morning before leaving for work and come home 9 hours later to a yummy dish! Serve with crusty bread or Jamaican sweet bread for extra authenticity.

Recipe by: IyeImade

13 reviews

This delicious sandwich will beat most sandwiches in flavour and texture. The filling consists of fried plaintain, avocados, portabello mushrooms and wild rocket. It's absolutely delicious!

Recipe by: JACK123456

No reviews

These chips are low in fat and a healthy alternative to the everyday potato crisp. Thinly sliced plaintain is tossed with salt and microwaved until crisp. They are delicious, crunchy and taste just like the store-bought variety, only without the greasiness. The beauty of making your own chips is that you can control how much salt/seasonings you wish to add.

Recipe by: honeyandspice

3 reviews

Also known as pochero. This dish is packed full of flavours and textures. It's made with plantain, potatoes, chicken, chorizo, tomatoes, cabbage and chickpeas. Serve with freshly cooked rice.

Recipe by: lola

32 reviews

A delicious and traditional dish from Colombia, which consists of stewing chicken with plantain and cassava root and serving it with a fresh tomato and onion sauce.

Recipe by: John Camacho

19 reviews

This is a type of Puerto Rican sandwich that is missing the bread! Fried green plantains replace the bread and are used to sandwich a tasty stack of steak, cheese, tomato and lettuce, all spiced with garlic, cumin and oregano.

Recipe by: LOSTNBFE29

No reviews

In this very typical recipe from the northeast part of Brazil, a white fish fillet (such as haddock, cod, sea bass or pollock) is wrapped in a banana leaf before going in the oven. The puréed plantain is the perfect side dish.

Recipe by: Gi_BR

80 reviews

Popular in many Latin American countries, fried green plantains make an utterly delicious side dish or snack. Known by many names, such as patacones or tostones, green plantains are sliced and fried till golden, for a crispy outside and tender interior.

Recipe by: Lymari

3 reviews

Green plantains taste like potatoes! This will surprise your family - any potato lover is sure to love this! You can serve these as a side dish or starter. They also make a good vegetarian main!

Recipe by: Hyper Jess

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