Plantain Fritters (Caribbean)

"The original of this slightly tweaked recipe was found on the internet at the recipeisland.com."
 
Plantain Fritters (Caribbean) created by Ambervim
Ready In:
20mins
Ingredients:
8
Serves:
4
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ingredients

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directions

  • In a bowl, slightly mash the plantains, then set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder & salt.
  • In a small bowl, beat in the eggs until fluffy.
  • To the flour mixture add the beaten eggs, crushed red pepper & butter & then the milk, beating with a fork until the mixture is smooth.
  • Stir in the mashed plantains, & add more milk if necessary ~ Batter should be of a dropping consistency.
  • Drop by spoonfuls into preheated deep fat at 375 degrees F & fry 4-5 minutes, or until evenly browned. Serve hot.

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  1. Ambervim
    These are amazing and light!!!! I really loved them. As I do not deep fry, I just heated up my cast iron skillet, brushed a little canola on the bottom and made them like little pancakes. I ate them with a little spicey mango butter on them. I like Allgirl's idea of adding jalapenos to them. I have put this recipe in my breakfast cookbook also. Fabulous!
     
  2. Ambervim
    Plantain Fritters (Caribbean) Created by Ambervim
  3. alligirl
    Plantain Fritters (Caribbean) Created by alligirl
  4. alligirl
    Just loved these, Syd! I think next time I may add some jalapeno, for heat, tho the red pepper worked just fine. I also fried mine in a cast iron skillet, instead of the deep fryer, so mine were more like (corn)'bread' or (pan)'cakes'. Tasty, nonetheless! I will serve these with a spicy jerk chicken, I think! I also made a little 'drizzling' sauce, but they would be good with syrup, or even a pepper jelly! Thinking out of the box, here... Thanks for sharing a tasty side dish, Syd!
     
  5. realbirdlady
    An easy breakfast or a mild side dish. These are quick to put together. They're mildly sweet, with a little bit of flavor and some good vitamins and minerals. I pan-fried them rather than deep-fried. I think you would have to use ripe (soft) plaintains - even grated, I don't think the green ones would have time to cook enough. You could add a little onion, garlic or fresh peppers for a more savory flavor, or use bacon grease in place of melted butter.
     

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