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Aranitas (Shredded Green Plantain Patties)

Aranitas (Shredded Green Plantain Patties)

  • Prep

    10 m
  • Cook

    10 m
  • Ready In

    20 m
LatinaCook

LatinaCook

Another quick and fun way of preparing green plantains, aranitas (little spiders) come out really crunchy and look so pretty on the plate. Remember to season them as soon as they come out of the oil. Traditionally served with mayo-ketchup (1:1 ratio blend of mayonnaise and ketchup with fresh pressed garlic or garlic powder to taste).

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  • Calories:
  • 256 kcal
  • 13%
  • Fat:
  • 16.8 g
  • 26%
  • Carbs:
  • 28.8g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 1.2 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 910 mg
  • 36%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Heat canola oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Gather about 2 tablespoons of shredded plantains and shape into patties.
  2. Fry the patties in the preheated oil until golden and crispy, about 10 minutes. Drain on paper towels and season with garlic salt.
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Reviews

AUTUMNFIRE71
12

AUTUMNFIRE71

8/16/2011

These are terrific! My daughters loved them and called them "banana fries". I have never used plantains before. They are difficult to peel but I figured out a good way. Cut the end off and slice down the length of the plantain. Then peel the cut edges apart. For this recipe it says gather about two tablespoons together...Squish them together into a little ball. They will stick together and still make the 'legs' of the aranita. Fast and easy!

Milly Suazo
12

Milly Suazo

6/21/2011

Perfect side dish or appetizer!! The name 'arañitas' means little spiders and refers to the shape they take when fried. Make sure the plantains are very green or it will have a different texture and flavor. It is not supposed to be sweet. I always use the special grater I have to make homemade hash browns. What you want is similar to the way carrots are shredded for a salad. They were spectacular!!

Lennox
8

Lennox

12/19/2011

I serve these at parties with garlic oil & everybody loves them!

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