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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- 1Peel the plantains. Slice each one lengthwise into 4 equal slices.
- 2In a frying pan, lightly fry the slices on each side until slices are pliable, not brittle.
- 3Remove the slices and drain on paper towels until cool enough to handle.
- 4Form each slice into a ring, with ends overlapping about an inch. Secure with toothpicks.
- 5Stuff each ring with cheddar cheese. Squeeze the cheese together slightly so that it will not fall apart.
- 6In a bowl, mix together the eggs, salt, flour and water.
- 7Cover the open ends of the piononos with the flour and egg mix.
- 8Fry the piononos on each end until it is sealed and golden.
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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
- Total Fat 3.0 g
- Saturated Fat 1.6 g
- Cholesterol 41.8 mg
- Sodium 100.9 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 14.9 g
- Dietary Fiber 1.0 g
- Sugars 6.8 g
- Protein 3.2 g