In a large frying pan or deep fryer, heat the oil. In a separate plate, peel the plantains and slice them diagonally lengthwise. Slices should be 1/2 inch thick. Place them in the hot oil and cook for about 4 minutes turning until golden brown on both sides. Remove from oil and pat dry with a paper towel.
Can be used as a side dish with any meat or cut into small pieces and serve as an appetizer or snack.