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Baked Ripe Plantains

I used plantains that had just gone completely black, and they were sweet and delicious, yet still firm. You may also use yellow plantains that have a few black spots on them.

Makes about 10-12 pieces.


  • 2 large ripe plantains
  • 1/2-inch knob ginger root
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp red chili flakes
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Peel plantains, using knife as necessary. Slice 1-inch thick and place on a baking sheet.
  3. Grate peeled garlic and ginger, using a zester or fine grater. Place oil, ginger, garlic, chili flakes, and salt in a small bowl and blend.
  4. Pour mixture over the plantains and toss well, using your hands. Distribute garlic/ginger paste evenly and place plantains in a single layer.
  5. Bake 10 minutes, flip over, and bake another 10 minutes, or until golden brown on both sides. Serve hot or warm.

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