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Bowl of Cuban black beans and rice with plantains

How to Sauté Plantains


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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