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Aranitas (Shredded Green Plantain Patties)

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"Another quick and fun way of preparing green plantains, aranitas (little spiders) come out really crunchy and look so pretty on the plate. Remember to season them as soon as they come out of the oil. Traditionally served with mayo-ketchup (1:1 ratio blend of mayonnaise and ketchup with fresh pressed garlic or garlic powder to taste)."
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20 m servings 256
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Heat canola oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Gather about 2 tablespoons of shredded plantains and shape into patties.
  2. Fry the patties in the preheated oil until golden and crispy, about 10 minutes. Drain on paper towels and season with garlic salt.


  • Editor's Notes
  • 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

Per Serving: 256 calories; 16.8 28.8 1.2 0 910 Full nutrition

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These are terrific! My daughters loved them and called them "banana fries". I have never used plantains before. They are difficult to peel but I figured out a good way. Cut the end off and slice...

Perfect side dish or appetizer!! The name 'arañitas' means little spiders and refers to the shape they take when fried. Make sure the plantains are very green or it will have a different texture...

I serve these at parties with garlic oil & everybody loves them!

Being Puerto Rican I was raised eating these. They are my kids' favorite. My "gringo" friends can't get enough of them!!!!! Gracias, amiga, for reminding me to make them the next time the kids c...

Loved these when I tried them in Colombia, and enjoyed making them now. Simple, easy, delicious.

I am a gringo living in the Dominican Republic- guest at my bed and breakfast LOVE this snack that we always serve on arrival- a real crowd pleaser that cost only a few pesos (or pennies) to mak...