Plantain Hush Puppies

Plantain Hush Puppies
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  • 4Servings


  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • Juice of 1 orange (about 1/3 cup)
  • 4 teaspoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt
  • 2 avocados
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • 2 ripe plantains, peeled and quartered
  • 1 16 ounce bag frozen corn, thawed
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder


In a small bowl, combine the garlic, orange juice and 1 teaspoon lime juice. Whisk in the olive oil; season with salt.

Using a food processor, puree the avocados with the remaining 3 teaspoons lime juice and season with salt; transfer to a small bowl. Clean the food processor.

Line a baking sheet with paper towels. Fill a large pot with enough oil to reach a depth of 3 inches; heat until it registers 335 degrees on a deep-fry thermometer. Using the food processor, puree the plantains with 1 1/2 cups corn. Transfer to a medium bowl and stir in the remaining corn kernels, the baking powder and 1 teaspoon salt.

Working in batches of 6, spoon heaping tablespoonfuls of batter into the oil and fry until puffed and golden, about 3 minutes, allowing the oil temperature to return to 335 degrees between batches. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the hush puppies to the prepared baking sheet to drain; season with salt. Serve hot with the orange-garlic and avocado dipping sauces.