Mexican Fried Plantains Recipe

Mexican Fried Plantains


  • 3 Ripe Plantains
  • Vegetable Oil, for frying
  • 1 Can “La Lechera” (Sweetened Condensed Milk)


In case you’re not sure what you should be looking for, below you see the plantains and “La Lechera,” Nestlé’s sweetened condensed milk sold in Mexico.

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Slice the plantains in half lengthwise, and heat vegetable oil in a large skillet set over medium-high heat until hot.

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Carefully place the plantain slices in the hot oil and fry until the underside is bright yellow and slighty golden brown, about 2 minutes or so.

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Carefully flip the slices and fry the other side until yellow and golden brown, another 2 to 3 minutes.

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Remove from oil and drain on a plate lined with paper towels.

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Place fried plantains on a plate and generously drizzle La Lechera over them.

Serve warm and enjoy!

Recipe Posted by Lindsay


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