Fried Plantain

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Plantains are member of the banana family. It is starchier than bananas. Fried plantain is eaten in many cultures and the Yoruba people especially love to eat it in so many ways. Learn this fun recipe and enjoy it as a side with rice or beans or as a main meal with stew or simply with fried eggs!


  • Frying pan
  • Kid-Safe Knife
  • Measuring cup
  • Chopping board

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Prep Time: minutes Cooking Time: minutes Total Time: minutes

Yields: 1-2 Servings

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 or 2 Ripe yellow Plantain
  • ½ a cup Oil for Frying
  • Salt to taste (Optional)

Recipe Instructions

  1. Cut both ends off the whole plantain
  2. Make a longitudinal slit through skin of plantain
  3. Peel off the outer skin of the raw plantain
  4. Slice plantains horizontally
  5. Toss in Salt Immediately ( optional )
  6. Pour oil in a frying pan and Heat oil to 350OF
  7. Fry on medium heat until golden brown on all sides.
  8. Drain on paper towel
  9. Set on cooling rack
  10. Enjoy eating it your favorite way!


  1. Following these steps and the accompanying YouTube video, my 9yo son was able to make DoDo with very little assistance. Now, he gets upset if I make DoDo without asking him to help prepare it! 💯 😆

    1. Aww, that is awesome! Keep it up.Soon you’ll be putting your feet up and he’ll taking over in the kitchen in no time! Thanks for sharing !

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