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Platanos Fritos con Crema (Fried Plantains with Cream)

Platanos fritos con crema or fried plantains with cream is a Mexican snack or dessert that’s super easy and quick to whip up. This recipe is the perfect way to use up ripe plantains.

platanos fritos con crema and queso fresco on a blue plate

So the picture above isn’t exactly plantains with cream as you might be able to tell.

That was my husband’s plate and it actually has mayonnaise on it instead of crema.

I thought that was very strange. But it’s something he says he loved to eat as a kid in Mexico.

As far as I know he is the only person who likes it with mayonnaise.

So I made it for him although I didn’t eat it with mayonnaise lol. I just couldn’t!

How to make platanos con crema.

First you want to prepare the cream. Mix together sour cream and sweetened condensed milk until well combined.

Then put it in the refrigerator while you prepare the plantains.

cream in a bowl

Make sure you have ripe plantains for this recipe. Ripe plantains will have black spots on them.

You don’t want to use green plantains. The green ones aren’t ripe so they aren’t sweet. The green ones are good for making tostones.

1 ripe plantain

Peel and slice the plantains into smaller pieces as shown below.

sliced plantain

Heat up some oil in a skillet over medium heat. Once hot add the plantain slices. Let them cook for a few minutes. Don’t move them around while they’re cooking.

frying plantains

Then turn the plantain slices over and continue to cook for a few more minutes or until they look like the photo below.

frying plantain slices in a skillet

Transfer the platanos fritos to a paper towel lined plate to drain.

platanos fritos

Serve the fried plantains with some of the crema (cream) drizzled over top of it (or if you’re like my husband, mayonnaise).

Then top it with some crumbled queso fresco if you wish.

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I hope you enjoyed today’s super easy recipe for platanos fritos con crema y queso.

Let me know what you think of it in the comments below.

Oh and please let me know if you know anyone else who eats it with mayonnaise.

I really want to know if my husband is the only one lol.

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Platanos Fritos con Crema

Platanos fritos con crema are a super easy, quick and yummy recipe that can be served as a snack or dessert.

Course Dessert
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword platanos fritos con crema, platanos fritos con crema y queso
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 178 kcal
Author Carissa

Ingredients

  • 2 ripe plantains
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/4 cup crumbled queso fresco

Instructions

  1. Put the sour cream and sweetened condensed milk in a bowl and mix together. Then put in the refrigerator.

  2. Peel the plantain and cut into slices.

  3. Heat up the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Once hot add the plantain slices and cook for a few minutes.

  4. Then turn the slices over and continue to cook for a few more minutes. By now the plantain slices should be brown and caramelized.

  5. Transfer the plantain slices to a paper towel lined plate to drain.

  6. Serve the fried plantains with the cream drizzled over top. Then top with the queso fresco. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Platanos Fritos con Crema
Amount Per Serving
Calories 178 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 28mg9%
Sodium 72mg3%
Potassium 182mg5%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Sugar 22g24%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 281IU6%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 140mg14%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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