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Frozen Plantains (VIDEO)

Would you like to know how to preserve ripe plantains? With this hack and tips, you never throw away plantains, and you can give yourself a lifetime supply of plantains!
Prep Time10 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Dinner, Fruits, Snack
Cuisine: African, American, Latin American
Keyword: best plantain preservation, easy frozen plantains, easy plantain preservation, easy plantain storage tip, frozen plantains, homemade frozen plantains, plantain storage idea, plantains preservation idea, quick frozen plantains, ripe plantain preservation, versatile frozen plantains
Servings: 3


  • 3 ripe plantains


  • Prepare the plantain.
    Rinse, peel, and slice it into your preferred shapes and sizes.
    prepping frozen plantains
  • Pre-freeze.
    Line a tray with baking paper and arrange the slices on top. You can sprinkle salt on it to enhance the plantain’s sweetness. Let this freeze for a few hours.
    pre-freezing frozen plantains
  • Store in the freezer.
    Transfer the frozen slices into durable freezer bags and keep them in your freezer for as long as possible.
    frozen plantains strage
  • How to use.
    Do not thaw or defrost the frozen plantain. They can be cooked - fried, steamed, or air-fried from frozen.
    frying frozen plantains
  • Serve the Fried Frozen Plantain.
    Serve as side dishes like fried eggs, fried rice, jollof rice, beans, stew, vegetable soup, and more.
    serving fried frozen plantains



  • Select quality plantains for longer storage.
  • There is no need to thaw or reheat them and you can cook them directly from the freezer.