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Plantain Fritters Recipe

Plantain Fritters Recipe

"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.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:14 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 1. 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).
  • 2. 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.
Editor's Note: As a substitute for 1 cup of self-rising flour, place 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a measuring cup. Add all-purpose flour to measure 1 cup.