Pan-Fried Pineapple Recipe

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pan fried pineapple recipe

The most common way to eat a pineapple is as a plain cut-up fruit.  Pineapple is sweet, juicy and refreshing and tastes wonderful as it is.  However, if you are craving something different, trying this new way of serving pineapple – the pan-fried pineapple.

The pineapple chunks are simply fried on a non-stick frying pan.  No extra seasoning is needed since the pineapple itself is so full of flavor.  The sugar in pineapple caramelizes as it cooks, giving it a brownish color and bringing out a unique caramelized taste.  Pan-fried pineapple is sweet, sour and savory at the same time – what a burst of flavor!

Pan-fried pineapple is great served warm, right after it is cooked.  It can also be refrigerated and re-warmed in a microwave to be served later.  Pan-fried pineapple is great as a side dish accompaniment to chicken breast, pork or fish.

Pan-Fried Pineapple Recipe


  • 1 pineapple, cut into chunks
  • 1 tbsp canola oil


  1. Heat the oil in a non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat.
  2. Add pineapple pieces to the frying pan. Cook, stirring periodically, for 5 minutes or until the pineapple pieces are light-brown.

If you think cutting a pineapple is a pain, you must check out this very easy way of cutting a pineapple!

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