Sautéed Plantains

Sautéed Plantains

2 servings
Preparation 5 min
Cooking 10 min

120 calories per serving 


1 plantains (cooking banana), very ripe   220 g
1/2 tbsp butter, unsalted   7 g
1 tsp canola oil   5 mL

Before you start

To succeed with this recipe, plantains must be kept at room temperature for several days, until they turn completely black. The result of this long ripening is that the plantains become sweet, soft, and flavourful.

Keep the serving plates in the oven at the lowest setting so they are warm when you serve.


  1. Cut off both ends of each plantain, then slit the skin lengthwise with a sharp knife. Peel off the skin carefully, without damaging the flesh, then cut each plantain in half lengthwise.
  2. Heat the butter and oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the plantain halves, cut sides up and cook them gently for about 2 min. Turn them over and cook until the pieces are nicely browned on both sides, an additional 2-3 min.
  3. Using a meat pounder or a small pan, press gently but firmly on each piece to compress it slightly. Lower the heat to 'very low', then turn the pieces again, and continue cooking until they are soft and dark brown, about 2 min.
  4. Serve immediately on the warmed plates or keep warm in the oven until ready to serve.

Nutrition Facts Table

Nutrition Facts

per 1 serving (80g)


% DV*

* DV = Daily Value




3.5 g

6 %

Saturated 1.5 g
+ Trans 0.1 g

8 %


5 mg


4 mg

0 %


24 g

8 %


2 g

7 %


11 g


1 g

Vitamin A

8 %

Vitamin C

15 %


0 %


4 %

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Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to:

Vegetables and Fruit: 1 serving
Grain Products: 0 serving
Milk and Alternatives: 0 serving
Meat and Alternatives: 0 serving

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Free :
Added Sugar, Sodium, Trans Fat
Low :
Cholesterol, Saturated Fat
Source of :
Folacin, Magnesium, Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C
Good source of :
Diet-related health claims :
Artery-healthy, Heart-healthy

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This recipe is in the following categories: Fruits | Side dishes | Artery-healthy | Halal | Heart-healthy | Kosher | Low Cholesterol | Low Saturated Fat | Low Sodium | Vegetarian | Caribbean

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