Perfect caramelized fried sweet plantains, or maduros, are fried until browned on the outside and tender on the inside. Made with just ripe plantains and cooking fat, they make a perfect side dish for any meal. Naturally gluten-free, paleo, and Whole30-approved.
Peel and slice plantains into 1/2-1 inch rounds at a slight angle. Since plantains have a thick skin, you will need to slice through the skin with a knife to peel them. Just be careful not to cut through the plantain.
Heat a large nonstick sauté pan over medium-low heat, add ghee and let it get hot, about 30 seconds. Next, add plantains, spreading out evenly in the pan and allowing some room between them. You may need to make them in two batches depending on how big your pan is.
Sauté for 4-6 minutes, flipping once halfway through, until tender and golden brown and caramelized. Sprinkle with lots of sea salt and enjoy!