Easy air fryer plantain (Bannann Peze - Haitian Fried Plantains Recipe) that are air fried (twice). They are the easiest, healthiest, and most addictive homemade snack you’ll want to make over and over again. Low calories fried plantains. These fried plantains are gluten-free, Whole30 compliant.
In a medium bowl, add the water and salt. Stir and set aside.Cut the heads of the plantains. Then cut the ridges straight down. I recommend doing in multiple places as it makes it easier to peel. Just enough to lift the skin.Once the skin is peeled, cut the plantains diagonally into the desired size.Allow the plantains to sit in the water for a couple of minutes, remove the plantains from the water, pray the plantains with olive oil. Shake well to coat, then place them in the air fryer basket.
Fry on 400 degrees for 15 minutes. Shaking to cook evenly and adding additional oil, if needed.Once the plantains are fried/cooked (fork through), use a plantain wood press to flatten the plantains.Then dip the plantains in the water again for about 5-10 seconds but no more than 1 minute depending on the quantity or batch for extra seasoning (optional).
After pressing the plantains, if you choose to dip them in the water again, spray them again with olive oil, be sure to shake well to properly coat. If you did not dip them in the water again, add the pressed plantains back into the air fryer, and cook again for an additional 2 minutes or until you reached the desired crispiness. Serve as a side and enjoy!
Can you make Fried Plantains in the Oven? Yes, you can. I would suggest 1 plantain can serve as 1 serving for weight watchers. Can you reheat fried plantains? Yes. I recommend 45 seconds in the microwave for about 3 slices. Or, slowly reheat them in the oven or toaster oven; which will also help them maintain a little of the fresh taste. I find that reheating them in the microwave can make them taste a little stale. Be careful to not leave them in the water for too long as you do not want them to be salty. I recommend dipping them in water for about 5 seconds then set them aside until they are ready to be refried.Adding the juice from one lime or lemon also help to flavor the plantain as well. It also keep the uncooked plantains from turning dark in color while they wait to be fried. For the second fry, spray the plantains again with olive oil after dipping in the water a second time, then cook them again for an additional 2 minutes. Check them periodically so they do not burn. If you want them to be crispy, then I suggest allowing them to cook for the full 5 minutes. Depending on the air fryer you have, the cooking time and temperature may vary.I recommend checking the plantains periodically as they cook to achieve the best result. **** When printing the recipe, please unselect the camera so that the pictures are NOT printed with the recipe (if preferred).*** Calories are estimated per serving