2 cups vegetable oil, for frying
3 very ripe, black sweet plantains
- In a large skillet, heat the oil. Place the plantains on a work surface and gently roll back and forth. Using a sharp knife, cut off the ends. Carefully peel and slice the plantains diagonally into 1-inch pieces.
- Add half of the plantains to the hot oil and fry over moderate heat, turning occasionally, until the plantains are browned, about 5 minutes. Drain on paper towels. Repeat with the remaining plantains and serve right away.