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.
These are the absolute BEST plantain fries! Not kidding. They are slightly spicy, perfectly crisp, unsweetened and absolutely wonderful dipped in guac. (I mean, what isn't?!) I think I've made these fries five times within the last month. And, just for myself. No sharing was involved. Haha!
These plantain 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, Whole 30 approved and allergy free! The perfect healthy side dish, if I do say so myself.
Ingredients in Curry Baked Plantain Fries
You only need 5 ingredients to make these Curry Baked Plantain Fries.
An unripe plantain is ideal for this recipe. Unripe, meaning the plantain is still slightly green but starting to yellow. There shouldn't be many brown/black spots.
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.
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 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 pan 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.
These homemade 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.
If you are looking for more plantain recipes, check these out:
Delicious, simple plantain fries for one. Seasoned with curry, salt and pepper and baked to the perfect crispness.
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- Peel plantain and cut into fry shape.
- Place cut plantain in small mixing bowl. Coat in avocado oil.
- Sprinkle plantains with spices, mixing until well coated.
- Place seasoned plantains on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake in the oven at 375 deg for 30 minutes. Optional: broil for 3-5 minutes for extra crispness.
- Remove from oven, cool slightly and eat.
*Unripe meaning slightly green and starting to yellow. Very few black/brown spots.
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