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    Cheese Filled Plantain Fritters (Piononos)

    Total Time:

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    Cook Time:

    45 mins

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    15 mins

    l0ve2c00k's Note:

    Piononos are the perfect finger food. These delicious plantain bites are battered, fried, and stuffed with cheese. They can also be stuffed with ground beef (picadillo). Recipe from about.com.

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    Ingredients:

    Yield:

    piononos

    Units: US | Metric

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Peel the plantains. Slice each one lengthwise into 4 equal slices.
    2. 2
      In a frying pan, lightly fry the slices on each side until slices are pliable, not brittle.
    3. 3
      Remove the slices and drain on paper towels until cool enough to handle.
    4. 4
      Form each slice into a ring, with ends overlapping about an inch. Secure with toothpicks.
    5. 5
      Stuff each ring with cheddar cheese. Squeeze the cheese together slightly so that it will not fall apart.
    6. 6
      In a bowl, mix together the eggs, salt, flour and water.
    7. 7
      Cover the open ends of the piononos with the flour and egg mix.
    8. 8
      Fry the piononos on each end until it is sealed and golden.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 05, 2010

      55

      Great flavor! I made these while my wife and kids were out. Fairly simple and worth all the effort. If you like plantains and cheese you'll love these.

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    • on October 26, 2007

      45

      I am used to doing the steps in this recipe including rolling up. Then the step to stuffing with cheese and then coating with a flour and egg batter is new. Outstanding recipe! I made two batches, this recipe and my way which I plan to post. Would I make again? Yes I will! This is excellent served with fish or as an appetizer. I am used to frying ripe plantains in olive oil,then sprinkling with a little salt and powdered sugar.

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    Nutritional Facts for Cheese Filled Plantain Fritters (Piononos)

    Serving Size: 1 (737 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 94.5
     
    Calories from Fat 27
    29%
    Total Fat 3.0 g
    4%
    Saturated Fat 1.6 g
    8%
    Cholesterol 41.8 mg
    13%
    Sodium 100.9 mg
    4%
    Total Carbohydrate 14.9 g
    4%
    Dietary Fiber 1.0 g
    4%
    Sugars 6.8 g
    27%
    Protein 3.2 g
    6%

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