Plantain Fritters - Dinner With Julie

Plantain Fritters


June 7, 2010

Thanks to Gourmet for walking me through this.


1 cup all-purpose flour

2 Tbsp. sugar (white or brown)

1 tsp. baking powder

pinch salt

1/2-3/4 cup water

1 large egg, lightly beaten

3 ripe plantains

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 tsp. cinnamon

canola oil, for cooking


1In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Add the water and egg and whisk until the batter is smooth.

2Peel plantains and cut on a slight diagonal into 1/2-inch pieces. Heat a half inch of oil in a heavy skillet or pot until hot, but not smoking. Dip the plantains in the batter to coat them and fry in batches (don't crowd them) until bottoms are golden, about 45 seconds, then turn over and fry until other side of each is golden, 30 to 45 seconds more. Transfer to paper towels to drain. Stir together the sugar and cinnamon in a shallow bowl.

3While still warm, toss each batch in sugar mixture until coated.

4 Serve warm.