June 23, 2017

Plantains can be cooked in a variety of ways, including fried, boiled or roasted. However, I like green plantains fried and pressed. Unlike ripe plantains green plantains are not soft or sweet, but are also perfect paired with savory or saucy foods like callaloo or ackee and saltfish. They’re a great substitute for yams, rice or any starch
Half way through the frying time you simply one by one you take them out of the pan and press them between two plantain skins, but that’s the traditional way. Today you can use aluminum foil with the same results. Either way it makes a very easy and tasty side dish.
The Fay Way: Gold Members click below to watch me cook this recipe step by step.

If you're seeing this message it's because you're not a Gold+ Member yet. Upgrade now to see ALL our video cooking lessons right here, as well as access our premium Secret Family Recipes! Click to Upgrade



I’ve been cooking Jamaican food for my family for more than 50 years! Now I'm teaching my daughter Angela and you how to cook my treasured family recipes! I'm happy to be of service and love hearing from you so don't forget to leave a comment below.



  • Reply
    May 17, 2014

    Nicely done, I just learned something from you, didn’t know that by putting in water and lime/lemon would keep it nice and white, I hate the color it leaves in my hands when I peel it, I use the plantain squashier I bought in Colombia, 2 little pieces of wood tide by an hinge and voila, the thing I find when re-frayed is that it gets really hard, I like t buy them mid-yellow or very ripe for sweet fried plantain

  • Reply
    July 5, 2014

    I enjoy your curry chicken recipes it was sooo good that my husband and daughter love it.
    I hope I can get your receipes on beef patties. or see a video on how you make it., can you send the recipes for that in my email address please. Thank you have a wonderful day

  • Reply
    November 9, 2014

    hello mom , just want you know it’s great to see a fellow Jamaican keeping the culture going . God bless mom

Leave a Comment