1 cup oil, for frying
1 plantains, peeled and sliced into thick chunks
salt and pepper to taste
Heat oil in skillet on medium heat. Let the heat come to temperature for about 5-8 minutes and drop one piece of plantain in the hot oil first to test the oil. If it bubbles right away its hot enough but make sure it isnt so hot it burns it right away. Add your plantian slices and fry for 3-4 minutes per side.
Remove them from the heat and set on paper towel. Using a measuring cup or a plate, press down on each plantain to squish very flat. Drop back in hot oil and fry another 1-2 minutes on each side until golden. Remove from heat and back onto paper towel, immediately sprinkle with a little salt and pepper. You can serve it plain or with guacamole, guasacaca, or salsa. EnJOY!