In the mood for some plantain? You’re in the right place. In this article, we’ll break down how to fry plantain, Jamaican style, and a whole lot more besides. Plantain is a staple in Caribbean and Latin American diets, and also in West and Central Africa. For good reason! There’s a whole lot you can do with this humble cousin of the banana (it’s also known as the cooking banana to some), both in baking and cooking, and we want to get you started with a few fun recipes to try.