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Plantain Fritters

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.

Makes

2 dozen

These golden brown plantain fritters are a favorite in West Africa, where my aunt served as a missionary for 45 years. Make sure the plantains are very ripe. You can substitute bananas if you’d like. —Heather Ewald, Bothell, Washington
Plantain Fritters Recipe photo by Taste of Home

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 tablespoons of batter, a few at a time, into hot oil. Cook until golden brown, 1 minute on each side. Drain on paper towels.
Self-rising Flour-1 cup
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.

Nutrition Facts

1 fritter: 77 calories, 5g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 87mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.

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