Tropical Fried Plantains

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 Servings


  • 2 cups unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil divided
  • 2 large green plantains chopped into 1/2-inch slices
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 cup coconut butter
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • On prepared baking sheet place coconut and toast for 5 to 8 minutes, or until slightly browned.
  • Remove from heat and set aside.
  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat 2 tablespoons coconut oil, add plantain slices and cook for 8 to 10 minutes per side, or until lightly browned and slightly softened. Remove from skillet, place on a paper towel lined plate, set aside and keep warm.
  • In a small pot on medium-low heat, add next 3 ingredients (sea salt through orange zest), along with the remaining coconut oil and cook for 3 to 5 minutes, or until well combined.
  • In a large bowl, add cooked plantains and pour coconut butter mixture on top. Toss to coat evenly, add toasted coconut and toss again to coat evenly. Serve immediately.
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