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Fried plantains appetizer dish

Fried plantain bananas with mozzarella cheese

Fried plantain bananas with mozzarella cheese are easy to make and only use 4 ingredients. Recipe includes nutrition facts using avocado oil for cooking.
Course Appetizer, Breakfast, Side Dish
Cuisine Latin
Keyword banana, fried plantain
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 11 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 580kcal


  • 2 plantain bananas
  • 5 tbps avocado oil
  • 0.25 cup grated mozzarella
  • ground pepper
  • salt (optional)


  • In a large skillet, heat to medium-high, pour the avocado oil.
  • Peel and slice the plantains, place them to fry in the skillet. For this recipe the slices were approximately 0.5 to 1.0 inch thick. 
  • Within 3 minutes, flip them to the other side as they get brown. They should not be completely black or burned.
    fried ripe plantains in skillet
  • Let them finish frying for another 2-3 minutes, then place in a plate. Sprinkle the mozzarella and ground pepper. Serve immediately.


For a vegan alternative, replace mozzarella with avocado slices or ground nuts.


Calories: 580kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 94mg | Potassium: 893mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 2085IU | Vitamin C: 32.9mg | Calcium: 116mg | Iron: 1.1mg