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Plantain Fritters

 Plantain Fritters
"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.
14 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.

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

  • 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.