Stuffed Plantain fritters

Stuffed Plantain fritters
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Hello guys! I hope everyone loved the new recipe yesterday! I am trying to be accountable to this blog and the best way I know how, is to do it at my own pace and for myself. Sometimes we get carried away by the bigger picture that we forget the main reason why we started a journey in the first place. I am happy I have been able to retrace my steps and I am at a happy place again. Cooking, learning, exploring and most importantly being happy about all of it. Continuing with the #BreakfastwithLohi series, today I have a recipe that can be made for breakfast or even as a snack! With the summer months approaching, I cannot wait to have more fruits at my disposal to try more recipes!

today’s recipe is for plantain fritters! I have always read about them and on a trip to mexico about four years ago, I remember trying them at a local pub and loving them! Fast forward to this morning and I remembered them while looking through my pictures on my laptop! ( I was looking for a specific picture from that trip for my siblings) I quickly went to my kitchen to recreate the recipe. I wanted to add a little twist to the recipe as well, so I boiled some beans(Nigerian ones) with some fried stew and I went ahead and made a stuffed version! It is so delicious. Plantains are already and ingredient that I enjoy cooking with and finding new ways to make them always brings me a lot of joy! I hope you enjoy this recipe! Till tomorrow!

Stuffed Plantain fritters

Serves 3
Prep time 1 hour
Cook time 4 minutes
Total time 1 hours, 4 minutes
Stuffed plantain fritters. stuffed with black eyes peas.

Ingredients

  • oil to fry
  • 1/2 cup beans (black eyed or the red Nigerian beans)
  • water
  • 1/2 cube seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon crayfish
  • 2 Large ripe platains
  • 1 cup water
  • pinch salt/dry pepper

Directions

Step 1 In a pot, add the beans and water and boil for approximately 45 minutes or until the beans are soft. you can test this by placing one between you thumb and forefinger and seeing that it easily mashes.
Step 2 Once boiled, add seasoning cube, salt and pepper and stir in completely. Allow to cook for 10 more minutes and set aside. Add more water as needed. (if you have a pressure cooker, this process goes by faster. Follow your pressure pot instructions)
Step 3 In another clean pot, fill with one cup of water and add a pinch of salt. peel the plantains by cutting the top and bottom off and then making a slit long the plantain horizontally. Chop the plantains into smaller bits and boil for about 15 minutes
Step 4 Once boiled, place the plantains into a bowl, remove excess water and mash with a potato masher or fork until smooth. If your plantains are too ripe, you can add either almond flour or whole wheat flour to give it more body. If they are unripe however or a mixture of both, they should hold fine.
Step 5 Using a ziploc bag that has been cut on the sides, take a gold sized ball of the plantain mash and place in the middle of the ziploc. lay the other layer and using use hands to make flat. Add the beans to the middle and roll into a ball. Continue with all the mashed plantains.
Step 6 Heat up oil in a fryer or pot to cover the plantains. Once hot, add the plantains and fry for 2-4 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with some sauteed onions, ata din dn sauce or alone.

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Lohi

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Comments

  1. Ooooh, I wanna try!

  2. Looks delicious. Creative enticing alternative to beans and dodo. I would have LOVED this in my beans hating days 🙂

  3. Nice job! Beans and Plantain just got more interesting.

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