Pressed Plantain

6 to 8 servings

2 Green plantains, peeled and sliced diagonally into 1-inch pieces 
Oil for deep frying


  1. Heat about 1/2-inch of oil in a heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Add half the plantain slices to the hot oil and fry, turning frequently, until they begin to brown on all sides. Remove to a paper-towel-lined plate and repeat with the remaining slices.
  2. When all the slices have been fried, use a glass or small plate to press each slice to a thickness of about 1/3-inch.
  3. Return half the flattened slices to the hot oil and fry again on each side until well browned and crispy. Drain on paper towels and repeat with the remaining flattened slices. Sprinkle with salt and serve. 


  1. Do you serve any kind of sauce with your pressed plantains? My Puerto Rican husband makes a secret family recipe pink sauce that I always have with them, but I'm curious to know what the other islanders use.

    1. Usually in Jamaica we eat them for breakfast with Ackee & Saltfish but in Haiti the serve them with a spicy onion sauce.