What to buy: Look for plantains that are well-mottled (but not all black) on the outside. They’re much sweeter that way.
- 1Peel plantains and quarter lengthwise so you have 4 long pieces. Slice the eight strips into 1-inch pieces.
- 2Melt the butter in a large frying pan over medium heat until foaming. Add the plantains and sauté until golden brown. Season with salt and pepper and remove them to a paper towel to drain.