Cheese Filled Plantain Fritters (Piononos)

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by l0ve2c00k

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

Top Review by Enjolinfam

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.

Ingredients Nutrition


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

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