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How to Sauté Plantains

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These easy sautéed plantains take just a few minutes to make and are the perfect addition to Cuban black beans and rice.

Sauteed plantains in a skillet

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Bowl of Cuban black beans and rice with plantains

How to Sauté Plantains

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Learn how to saute plantains! If you’ve never had them, don’t be intimidated. They cook up in just 5 min + are a must for Cuban black beans.


  • 2 medium plantains 
  • 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • sea salt


  1. Slice plantains about 1/4 inch thick.
  2. Heat oil in a nonstick pan and when oil is hot, add sliced plantains. Cook until lightly browned, about 1 minute per side. Set aside on a paper towel-lined plate and repeat with remaining plantains.
  3. Sprinkle with salt to taste. 


  • Add more oil if necessary so your plantains get nice and browned. 

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