"These golden brown fritters are a favorite in West Africa, where my aunt served as a missionary for 45 years." Make sure the plantains are very ripe, or substitute bananas instead.
- 2 large ripe plantains or bananas, peeled
- 1 cup self-rising flour
- 1 small onion, cut into wedges
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Dash pepper
- Oil for deep-fat frying
- Place plantains in a food processor; cover and process until smooth. Add the flour, onion, salt and pepper; cover and process until blended (batter will be moist).
- In an electric skillet or deep-fat fryer, heat 1/4 in. of oil to 375°. Drop tablespoonfuls of batter, a few at a time, into hot oil. Cook for 1 minute on each side or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Yield: 28 fritters.
Originally published as Plantain Fritters in Taste of Home
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