Ripe plantain fried until golden brown is a West African and Caribbean staple
Meanwhile, skin and cut plantain into slices about 1-inch thick. I slice mine diagonally. Add a sheet of newspaper or paper towel to a plate to help drain oil from finished product.
Add plantain slices to hot oil to cook. Depending on your pan size, you'll likely have to cook in batches to avoid crowding the pan (which would slow down the cooking time). Allow the slices to cook for about 5 minutes then flip. The bottoms of each slice should be golden brown, if not, flip back and cook a bit longer. Repeat on the opposite side then remove from oil and place onto paper towel-lined plate.