Usually I just slice and fry them up (which is delicious), but the other day I decided to try something new. I had a few plantains that were just yellow and turning a little soft. There are just becoming sweet, but still have a good bit of starchiness in them that helps them become perfect fritters.
Semi-Sweet Plantain Fritters
Makes 2-3 servings
- 1 yellow plantain
- 1 ½ tablespoons cold water
- 1 tablespoon cassava flour
- ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- A pinch of fine sea salt
- 1 tablespoon avocado oil
- Peel plantain and cut in large chunks. Add to food processor and do 2-second pulses (about 2-3) until it is finely chopped up, but not pureed.
- Add chopped plantain to small bowl and mix in water, cassava flour, cinnamon, and sea salt.
- Heat a medium pan over medium/low heat. You want it to be warm enough to heat the oil, but not too hot or they will stick.
- When pan is hot, add oil to warm.
- Fill a 1/4 cup with plantain mix and use that to put mix in pan. I found when I tapped the edge of the pan with the cup handle, it plopped right into a nice patty. Lightly press it down with a spatula to shape.
- Allow to cook undisturbed for about 2 minutes.
- Carefully slide spatula under the fritter, if it is sticking, give it another minute. If it is ready, flip it over and cook it for another 2 minutes.
- Remove from pan and enjoy.