Spicy Crunchy Smashed Plantain

by Mustafa Mannan June 29, 2021 1 Comment

Spicy Crunchy Smashed Plantain

A slight twist to a typical Trinidadian side dish. This delicious recipe is perfect as an appetizer or snack. The sweet and savory fried plantains are complimented with the perfect spice, and then there's the crunch! 


  1. Plantain
  2. Coconut or Canola Oil
  3. Trini Pepper Sauce
  4. Salt 

Unripe Plantains, Coconut oil, and Original Trini Pepper Sauce



1) Cut the plantain into 1inch pieces

Plantain Peeled and being chopped

2) Heat the oil in a large skillet on medium heat and fry the plantain on each side until golden. Then let the plantain dry on a paper towel.

Plantain fried lightly until golden in color

3) Place each piece of plantain between parchment paper to prevent sticking, then use a glass with a thick flat bottom, or anything that is solid and flat on the bottom, to smash the plantain until it is thin.

Plantain smashed flat between two pieces of parchment paper.

4) Fry the smashed plantains until they are a deep golden brown and let them dry on a paper towel.

Smashed Fried Plantain

5) Coat each piece with Trini Pepper Sauce, we used the original for a milder heat, salt to taste, and enjoy!

 Smashed plantain coated with Trini Pepper Sauce

Mustafa Mannan
Mustafa Mannan


1 Response

Karen Findlay
Karen Findlay

July 10, 2021

This looks so delicious and simple to make, great 4th July snack!💥💥

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