Sautéed Yellow Plantains (Amarillos)

  • Author: Aida's Kitchen®
  • Prep Time: 3 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 Minutes
  • Total Time: 18 minutes
  • Yield: 1 Serving 1x


Amarillos (Sautéed Yellow Plantains) are ripe plantain slices that are cooked until tender, sweet and crispy around the edges.  The yellow plantain slices are sautéed instead of fried for a healthier version of our Amarillos.



  • 1 large yellow plantains, peeled and cut into ½-inch diagonal slices
  • 3 tablespoons of margarine made with extra virgin olive oil


  1.  In a 10-inch skillet, melt the margarine over medium heat.
  2.  Place the plantain slices into skillet and sauté until golden brown on one side.
  3.  Turn over the plantains to brown on the other side.   If you want them to have a darker color, then continue cooking the plantain slices.
  4.  Remove from skillet and serve warm on a plate.


The brand for the margarine that I use is Smart Balance.  However, you choose the brand of your preference.

One yellow plantain will yield 7 to 8 slices, depending on the size of the plantain.

  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Sauteing
  • Cuisine: Puerto Rican

Keywords: Yellow Plantains, Ripe Plantains, Fried Plantains, Amarillos