Plantain "Spider" Fritters

Plantain "Spider" Fritters
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  • 10Servings


  • 3 green plantains, shredded
  • 2 yellow plantains, preferably ripe, shredded
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Salt and pepper
  • Vegetable oil, for frying


In a large bowl, combine the green and yellow plantains, onion powder, cumin, 1 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.

Fill a large skillet with enough oil to reach a depth of inch and heat over medium heat until rippling. Working in batches, add heaping tablespoons of the plantain mixture, pressing each one with a spoon to flatten. Fry, turning once, until golden-brown and crisp, about 5 minutes. Using a metal spatula, transfer to paper towels to drain; sprinkle with salt. Serve warm.