Total TimePrep/Total Time: 20 min.
- 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
- 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.
Editor's NoteAs 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.
Oct 20, 2017
Im Nigerian. I had 2 large ripe plantains at home and thought what I can do with these apart from slicing them and frying them in oil like I normally do.I cam across this recipe and I must say its easy straight forward and really yummy. However i did a few things differently, i did not use a food processor as i dont own one therefore i used a pestle and mortar to mash the plantains, then i blended the onions with a little bit of water in a blender and added it to the plantain mixture. i like spice and colour in my food so i chopped up some chillies finely along with some spring onion/scallions and added it to the mixture. I gave it 4 stars only because i think more salt is required and probably less blended onion as husband said it was too oniony for him.
Aug 25, 2010
BEING THAT I'M PUERTO RICAN, I LOVE EATING FRIED PLANTANOS (PLANTAINS.) I THOUGHT THIS WOULD BE INTERESTING TO TRY AND IT WAS. BUT NEXT TIME I WILL ADD 3-4 RIPE PLANTAINS TO THE RECIPE BECAUSE I LOVE THAT FLAVOR AND IT JUST WASN'T ENOUGH FOR ME. I ONLY USED A SMALL PEICE OF AN ONION BECAUSE I DIDN'T WANT IT TO OVER POWER AND I WAS PERFECT, IT ADDED A NICE TASTE. SPRINKLED WITH A LITTLE SALT, COMPLIMENTS THE SLIGHTLY SWEET INSIDE. MY KIDS ENJOYED IT TOO!