Air fryer plantains are cooked in the air fryer to cut back calories reducing the amount of oil used, and you will get the same taste and texture.
Air fryer fried plantains are so versatile and serve as a side dish, dessert, and snack. Sweet plantains are my favorite even though I still enjoy some green plantains. Still, sweet plantains are yummiest and go well with many African and Latin American dishes. You will love this version of this air fryer plantain recipe that is caramelized and sweet without adding anything else than olive oil.
This recipe is healthier than traditional fried plantains because they are not deep-fried to get the beautiful and tasty caramelization of the plantains’ surface.
Make sure you read the blog post if you any questions about the yellow plantain in the air fryer.
I am covering topics like how to know when the plantains are ripe, what to eat with them, and how to cut plantains for air frying, just in case you have leftover and want to freeze air fryer plantains that
Are air-fried plantains healthy?
Yellow Plantains are richer in potassium, magnesium, and vitamins C and K.
If you use a small amount of oil to air fryer the plantains, they are healthier than deep-fried plantains.
For deep frying plantains people use, vegetable or corn oil in a large quantity. With air frying, you are using coconut oil, avocado oil, or olive oil to make this recipe healthier and still tastes delicious.
How to cook plantains in an air fryer
In the basket of your air fryer, spray olive oil. Place the plantains slices to your air fryer in a single layer, set the temperature to 400 F for 10 minutes.
With the help of a fork flip, the plantain over then cooks for 5 more minutes. When the plantains are finished, remove from the air fryer basket and serve.
Notes: If you have the instant pot air fryer lid, the cooking time is the same. Make sure your pressure cooker is not plugged into the socket while using the air fryer lid.
What to eat with fried plantains
In Latin American and African countries, they serve fried plantain as a side on any dish.
You can serve it with beans like these delicious Cuban black beans.
You can also add this to a dessert, caramelized plantain with oatmeal is delicious in the morning.
How to cut plantains for air frying?
If your plantains are very ripe like mine, you need to cut them 1 inch thick but if they are not very ripe but yellow them ½ inch thick slices.
When are plantains ready to air fry?
It is better to air fry yellow plantain when their skin looks dull yellow with patches of black or when they look completely black. Follow this as an indication of when plantain is at peak ripeness. It will help make the plantain brown quickly when cooking since all the sugar coaxes to the surface.
Remember that the sugar in plantain is from the exchange of all its starch into natural sugar.
Can already fried plantains be frozen
Yes, you can freeze air fryer fried plantain! And it is effortless to do.
Let the air fried plantains come to room temperature.
Please place them in a baking sheet, freeze them until solid hard.
Place the frozen air fryer plantains in a freezer bag, squeeze as much air as you can, and store them flat for up to 3 months; otherwise, they will have an oily taste that is not pretty good, so make sure to eat them before.
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Thank you for reading and trying
- 2 brown plantains, peeled and cut in 1-inch slices
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Olive oil spray
- Peel the plantains, slice them, then add them to a mixing bowl. Add olive oil and toss to coat completely.
- In the basket of your air fryer, spray olive oil. Place the plantains to your air fryer in a single layer, set the temperature to 400 F for 10 minutes.
- With the help of a fork flip, the plantain over then cooks for 5 more minutes. When the plantains are finished, remove from the air fryer and serve.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 142Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 2mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 1gSugar: 6gProtein: 0g
Please keep in mind that the nutritional information is calculated using a nutrition facts calculator. It is a rough estimate and can vary significantly based on products used. When the recipe list salt to taste the amount of salt is not calculated, only the sodium in the other ingredients is calculated.