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Crazy Easy Pan-Fried Plantain Patties |

Crazy Easy Pan-Fried Plantain Patties

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  • Author: Chelsea at Do You Even Paleo
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x
  • Category: Side dish
  • Method: pan-fried
  • Cuisine: American


Need a quick side dish for dinner? Make these crazy easy pan-fried plantain patties! Less than 5 ingredients and fast cook time.


  • 1 yellow/brown plantain
  • 1 tablespoon tapioca flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
  • ghee (or other choice of cooking fat, as needed)


  1. Peel the plantain and place in a medium-sized bowl. Ripe and over-ripe plantains should peel much easier than green plantains, so it shouldn't be too much effort to peel it. Using a fork, mash the plantain.
  2. Add the tapioca flour and cinnamon to the mashed plantain, mixing well. You'll want to make sure there are no large chunks of plantain, but small chunks are just fine.
  3. Heat a cast iron skillet over medium heat. Add a couple tablespoons of your favorite cooking fat and allow it to get hot.
  4. Using 2-3 tablespoons for each patty, drop the plantain mixture into the skillet and fry for about 2 minutes on each side or until lightly browned.


  • Serving Size: ~5 plantain patties