Crispy Baked Plantains

I grew up eating plantains in Dominica with almost every meal. I absolutely love the sweet flavors of the fruit. It can be eating green or ripe. When green traditionally we add to soups or friend as chips. Many cultures around the world boil the fruit when ripe, roast with its skin on an open fire or fry or roast. It is such a versatile rich food that can really be enjoyed in so many different ways. They are a great source of vitamin B6, Minerals and fiber.


5 large plantains

3 tbsp. safflower oil


  1. Wash the plantains, peel, cut in half and slice lengthways.
  2. Coat the plantains with the oil and place in a large stoneware, oil the stoneware as well with a light coat of oil. Bake at 285 degrees for about 45 minutes. After 20 minutes flip each plantain with a fork and allow to caramelize.
  3. Bake for an additional 15 minutes. Turn off the oven and allow to rest in the oven for 10 minutes before removing. The plantains should look golden brown and crispy.
  4. Place on a serving platter and enjoy.

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