Experiment Saturdays | Plantain Sandwich



I really do not know what to call this thing that I made…I has some overly ripe plantain and I didn’t want to toss it out. So I made something. I do not know what it is..I just made it and it tasted good enough for me to want to share. I do not have a specific recipe because I made it just once but I took pictures during the process to document it for future re-creation. I decided to blog about it when I was done and it tasted reallllly good! Without further rambling, here is my plantain sandwich. I will try to be as specific of how I made it. It was sooooo delicious I wished I made more! I am sorta on a “diet” so I did not make more! I should not be eating fried plantains in the first place :p  (my excuse was I didn’t want to throw away food, so I had to do what I had to do!) If you do try it, let me know what you think! Here is a rough recipe!

plantain sandwich

Serves 1
Prep time 30 minutes
Cook time 5 minutes
Total time 35 minutes
Dietary Gluten Free
Meal type Lunch
Misc Serve Hot


  • overly ripe plantain
  • beef (any meat of choice )
  • onions/redpepper/carrots (any veggie of choice)
  • oil (for frying)
  • seasoning (seasoned to your taste)


Step 1
Boil the plantains until soft. At least 10 minutes.
Step 2 Allow to cool. Mash the plantains till it is smooth. Roll into small balls. and put it in the fridge.
Step 3 Boil the beef with seasoning. When it is almost ready add onion/pepper/carrots. when Beef is ready, remove and cut into tiny pieces. or you can use a food processor to chop it.
Step 4 Bring the plantain out of the fridge. Lay down some plastic wrap. place one ball on the side and use the wrap to made it flat. Add a teaspoon of meat filling and top with another flattened plantain.(use the plastic wrap so it does not stick to your hands, i tried to lay it flat with my hands and it always came apart) Use a fork and close it all around...
Step 5 Heat oil till hot. Add the sandwiches and fry on both sides for 3 minutes or until a golden brown. (DO not burn yours like me because you where trying to take pictures :p)
Step 6 Remove from oil and place on paper towel to remove excess oil. serve alone or with some dipping sauce.
plantains and beef sandwich

The yumminess!!! succulent plantains with a beef center..it slike a meat pie but without the flour..and sweet!

plantain and beef sandwich

This is what it looked like when bitten into..yummyyyy!!!

Hope you try it guys!!! I will try to post “recipes” for some of the experiments I do in my kitchen, not all turn out well but when they do, they are beyond amazing! Have a good weekend!




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  1. Bravo! This is so creative. I will definitely try it sometime, maybe I’d replace the beef with chicken. But I really love your creativity here.

  2. BELOLA this is great! When I do this will bake it. It should be named plantain pie. Well done.

  3. That looks like heaven. If only my midriff would behave.

  4. What an ingenious idea! My over ripened plantains don’t have to go to waste anymore. I can’t wait to try a vegetarian variation of this 🙂

  5. In Rivers State, overripe plantain is not wasted. After boiling it, it is usually pounded together with boiled yams, then palm oil is added to the mixture to give it a nice colour. It is called Temiburu (pronounced as tame-buru) by Okrikans, while Kalabari peeps call it Onunu. very nice. u should try it sometime.

    1st time commenting here. nice blog

  6. this is super creative, i must try it!

  7. Almost looks like a plantain meatpie. Im trying it!!

  8. Looks good. Question: since the plantain is already overripe, is there a benefit to boiling it first instead of just mashing, refrigerate then frying? Just curious.

    • I guess you could just mash, refrigerate and fry. I refrigerated because it made it harder and easier to roll and then flatten..I guess it could be done that way! Do it and let me know!! 🙂

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