The fastest and easiest way for me to get dinner on the table is to just cook up meals that require very little steps.
In this case, it was a nice plate of brown rice, black beans, and oven-baked sweet plantains.
This recipe is great if you’re going oil-free, or just trying to reduce your oil intake. Yes, you can still have sweet plantains, or maduros, even if you want to skip out on the frying part.
Additionally, this recipe only takes about 30 minutes and will be done as fast as your rice. So, cheers to something easy and fast.
You can slice your plantains in perfect half-inch thick coins. I like to cut them slightly slanted – just because it’s what I am used to. It also yields a nice, beautiful shape when cut slanted. By the way, you’ll want your plantains to be very ripe. We’re using yellow plantains that are bruised with black spots.
I hope you enjoy this recipe!
Easy Oven-Baked Plantains Recipe (Maduros)
- 1 ripe yellow plantain
- Preheat oven to 400 F degrees.
- Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
- Cut off the ends of the plantains. Then, slice the plantains in the middle – cutting only skin deep. Then remove the plantain skins.
- Cut the plantains in ½ inch thick slices.
- Line the plantain pieces on the tray and add a little bit of salt on each piece.
- Roast the plantains at 400F for 15 minutes. Then, turn the slices over and cook for another 10-12 minutes.
- The plantains should be very ripe. They are best for maduros/sweet plantains when they are fully black and bruised.
- Green plantains are not suited for this recipe. They are not ripe.
- Maduros is the Spanish name for sweet plantains.
- They are typically served as a side with rice, beans, yuca, or protein.
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