Baked plantain fries that are healthier and (I dare say) tastier than potato fries. They are completely cooked in the oven, ready in no time, crunchy on the outside and tender on the outside.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit (200 degrees Celsius).
Use a knife to cut the stem and tip of the plantains. Cut a line across the ridges of a plantain then lift the skin from the cut portion and remove the entire skin with your hands. Cut the plantains into fries. (Watch the video to see how I cut them into fries.)
Place the plantains in a bowl. Add the oil and salt then toss to combine. Place the plantain slices on a baking tray. Spread to ensure that they are all in a single layer.
Place the plantains in preheated oven then bake for 20 minutes. Flip halfway through.
Serve warm with your favorite side or sauce!
1. The plantains I use here are ripe but not completely yellow. They are between green and yellow - this means they are slightly green and slightly yellow. I find that these are the kind of plantains that work best for baked plantain fries. They are crunchy enough with the perfect texture. If you choose to use completely ripe plantains, note that they won't turn out crunchy. On the other hand, green (unripe) plantains might turn out too hard. So go with semi-ripe plantains.
2. I find that these plantain fries are best eaten as soon as they are out of the oven. When they get cold, they become hard.
3. If you have leftovers, save them in a Ziploc bag and store in the fridge. Then you can reheat for about a minute in the microwave and enjoy.