These healthy plantain fries are made with ripe plantains and baked in the oven until crisp. They're great as a lunch or dinner side dish and kid friendly. In addition, this plantain fries recipe is paleo, vegan and whole30 approved.
So, I'm loving plantains lately!
Just last month I shared my recipe for Egg Free Plantain Waffles and today I'm telling you all about my newest obsession: Curry Baked Plantain Fries.
This is the absolute BEST plantain fries recipe! Not kidding. They are slightly spicy, perfectly crisp, unsweetened and absolutely wonderful dipped in guac or mustard.
I think I've made these fries five times within the last month. And, just for myself. No sharing was involved. Haha!
These healthy plantain French fries are baked in the oven and seasoned with curry powder, salt and pepper. Not only are they paleo friendly, but they are also vegan, whole30 approved and allergy free! The perfect healthy side dish, if I do say so myself.
You only need 5 ingredients to make these baked plantain fries.
- ripe plantains
- avocado oil
- curry powder
- ground pepper
This recipe uses ripe plantains, however unripe plantains will work too. No matter the ripeness, the cooking time will be about the same.
Avocado oil can be substituted with any liquid oil. For example, olive oil, melted coconut oil or melted ghee. I like using avocado oil because it has a neutral flavor and has a high smoke point. Meaning, it maintains its nutritional value and taste at high heat. My favorite avocado oil is THIS ONE.
I seasoned these fries with curry powder, salt and pepper. This combination is delicious and flavorful, however feel free to use any of your favorite seasonings.
How to Make Plantain Fries in the Oven
First, gather all necessary ingredients and preheat your oven to 375 degrees F.
Next, peel the plantain and cut it into fry shapes. To peel the plantain:
- Grab a sharp knife, cut off both ends of plantain
- Cut plantain in half (so you have two small plantains)
- Use the knife to slice the plantain skin lengthwise (tip to tip)
- Peel off skin
Place plantain fries in a small mixing bowl and coat with avocado oil.
Next, add the spices: curry powder, salt and pepper.
Mix the plantains until they are well coated.
Then, place the fries on a parchment lined baking sheet, spreading them out so that they are not overlapping.
Put the plantain fries in the oven and bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes. For extra crispness, you may broil the plantain fries for 3-5 minutes after baking.
Lastly, remove the plantain fries from the oven and serve!
Seriously, just that easy. The hardest part is waiting for them to bake!
What to Eat with Plantain Fries
Plantain fries can be eaten just like "regular" fries. Serve them with dipping sauces, alongside a paleo burger or with a side salad.
My favorite way to eat whole30 plantain fries is with mashed avocado. In addition, I love these simple dipping sauces: unsweetened ketchup, spicy mustard and/or mayo.
These roasted plantain fries are such a great side dish because they don't contain any added sugar. They are savory, only require 5 ingredients and fit nearly any diet.
Truly, if you haven't tried plantains yet you are missing out! Not only are they great for making fries, but you can pan fry them and use them in baked goods.
More Plantain Recipes
If you are looking for more plantain recipes, check these out:
Plantain Fries Recipe (Paleo, Vegan, Whole30)
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 30 minutes
- Total Time: 35 minutes
- Yield: 2 servings 1x
Easy baked plantain fries! Paleo, vegan and whole30 approved.
- 2 large ripe plantains*
- 1 Tbsp avocado oil
- 1 ½ tsp curry powder
- ½ tsp salt
- pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Peel plantains and cut into fry shapes.
- Place plantain fries in a mixing bowl and coat with avocado oil.
- Sprinkle plantains with spices, then mix until well coated.
- Place seasoned plantains on the parchment lined baking sheet, laying them out so that they aren't overlapping.
- Place plantains in the oven and bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes. Optional: broil for 3-5 minutes for extra crispness.
- Remove from oven, cool slightly and eat.
*I used ripe plantains (yellow with many brown spots but not completely black). Unripe plantains will work too.
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This is one of my favorite ways to eat plantains. Enjoy!