This air-fryer plantain recipe is where the air fryer shines—not sacrificing flavor or texture but saving time compared to cooking them in a deep fryer or on the stovetop. These air-fryer plantains are sweet and salty, with a deliciously crispy crust., May 2022


Credit: Jacob Fox

Recipe Summary

15 mins
55 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat air fryer to 360°F for 10 minutes. Generously coat the fryer basket with cooking spray. Toss plantains with 1 tablespoon oil in a medium bowl. Working in batches if necessary, arrange the plantains in a single layer in the fryer basket. Cook for 5 minutes; flip the plantains and continue to cook until crispy and well browned, 6 to 8 minutes more. Carefully transfer plantains to a cutting board.

  • Using the flat bottom of a small bowl or skillet, smash each plantain slice into a flat disk (about 1/4-inch thick); transfer to a medium bowl. Toss the smashed plantains with the remaining 1 tablespoon oil. Working in batches if necessary, return the plantains to the fryer basket, arranging in a single layer. Cook until crisp in spots, 5 to 7 minutes. Sprinkle with salt and serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

1/2 cup
171 calories; protein 1g; carbohydrates 29g; dietary fiber 2g; sugars 13g; fat 7g; saturated fat 1g; mono fat 5g; poly fat 1g; vitamin a iu 1009IU; vitamin b3 niacin 1mg; vitamin c 17mg; folate 20mg; vitamin k 1mg; sodium 149mg; calcium 3mg; iron 1mg; magnesium 33mg; phosphorus 30mg; potassium 447mg; omega 6 fatty acid 1g; niacin equivalents 1mg; selenium 1mcg.