Rating: 3.6 stars
6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
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  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

The green plantain tastes like a potato! With the stretchy, cheesy center, this is a recipe any potato lover will want to make. Serve with sour cream or ketchup.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
15 mins
cook:
1 hr 20 mins
additional:
10 mins
total:
1 hr 45 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring the whole plantains with enough water to cover to a boil; reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the plantains are tender and the skins have cracked, about 45 minutes. Drain and set aside until cool enough to handle.

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  • Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  • Peel the plantains and mash with the salt and pepper until no lumps remain. Roll the mashed plantain into 3 tablespoon size balls around a cube of cheese. Cook the plantain balls in the hot oil in batches until they are golden brown and float to the surface, about 5 minutes. Move the plantain balls around as they cook to ensure they brown evenly. Drain the cooked plantain balls on a paper towel-lined plate to cool slightly.

Editor's Note

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts

201 calories; protein 4.7g; carbohydrates 25.5g; fat 10.2g; cholesterol 10mg; sodium 624.8mg. Full Nutrition
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