Fried Plantain or Dodo

fried plantain

Fried Plantain

Fried Plantain is one of the easy and fast Nigerian food recipes. It often features in Nigerian breakfast meals.
How to Make Fried Plantains [Video]
It is also a major side dish to all the rice recipes and can be enjoyed by people from all over the world.
For tips on how to fry the best plantains, see 9 Tips for Frying Perfect Plantains.


  • Ripe Plantain (The plantain should be ripe and hard, it is not advisable to use plantain that is soft)
  • Vegetable Oil: enough for deep frying.
  • Salt to taste

Before you fry the plantains

  1. Wash, peel and slice the plantain as shown. Place in a bowl and add a little salt. Toss the plantain to ensure that the salt is evenly distributed.
  2. Pour a generous quantity of vegetable oil into a frying pan and allow to heat. If using a deep fryer, preheat the oil to 170°C.

Frying Directions

  1. When the oil is heated, add a considerable quantity of the plantain slices to the oil, leaving enough room for the slices to fry evenly.

    fried plantain in deep fryer
  2. When the underside of the slices starts to turn golden, flip the slices on their other side.
  3. Fry till a desired browning is achieved.
  4. Remove and place in a sieve to drain out the oil.
  5. Fry the next batch of the plantain slices following steps 1 through 4.

For breakfast, serve with:

  1. Akamu, Pap or Ogi Meal
  2. Custard Meal
  3. Tomato Omelette
  4. Fried Eggs

For brunch or as a light meal, serve with:

  1. Beef & Chicken Stew (Nigerian Red Stew)
  2. Egg Stew
  3. Corned Beef Stew
  4. Garden Egg Stew
  5. Chilled soft drink

Watch me fry plantains in the video below.