Plantain is one of the top staple foods in Nigeria. As a kid, I would eat it for lunch almost every single afternoon after school. It was just what I needed to make the homework hour(s) go by painlessly.
I reckon the most popular way to eat them is sliced thinly and fried in vegetable oil to brown on both sides. And indeed, that's how I enjoyed them with my steaming plate of jollof rice this evening.
But if you're trying to live a healthier lifestyle then it's probably best to cut down on the fried version. Boil them instead for 20-25 min in unsalted water and serve with your favourite veg stew (why not try it with some efo riro?).