Ingredients1 h 45 m servings 201 cals
- 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.
- 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.
Per Serving: 201 calories; 10.2 g fat; 25.5 g carbohydrates; 4.7 g protein; 10 mg cholesterol; 625 mg sodium. Full nutrition
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This is a good recipe. Just a few modifications: since queso fresco does not melt, I will probably use a different cheese next time (maybe Monterrey cubes or even pepperjack). Also, make sure to...
Good recipe. I suggest cooking it a few minutes longer and serve with a red enchilada sauce.