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Fried Sweet Plantains

Fried plantains are a standard Cuban side dish and are often served with rice and black beans and entrees of meat or fish.. You can purchase ripe plantains or ripen green ones.

1/4 cup butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
3 ripe plantains, peeled and cut diagonally into 1 inch slices
Juice from 1 lemon
Salt to taste

In a large skillet, melt the butter with the olive oil over medium heat. Add the plantain slices and fry approximately 4 minutes on each side, moving the slices with a spatula occasionally to prevent sticking. Cook unitl golden brown.

Remove the plantains from the skillet with a slotted spoon and let drain on paper towels. Transfer to a large, warm serving platter, sprinkle with lemon juice and salt and serve warm.

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