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Plantain Fritters

Servings 35


  • 2 green plantains
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • ½ tsp. sea salt
  • 1 Tbsp. avocado oil (plus ½–1 cup for frying)


  • Peel plantains, then cut into chunks and place in a blender or food processor.
    plantain chunks
  • Add peeled garlic cloves, salt and avocado oil, then blend on high for 1 minute until a smooth dough forms.
  • Transfer dough to a cutting board. Spread into a ¼-in. thick sheet, then cut into circles using a shot glass or other small glass. You want circles about 2 inches in diameter. You could also cut the dough into squares.
  • Heat about ½ cup of avocado oil in a small saucepan on the stove.
  • Using a spatula, carefully peel the dough circles off the cutting board and drop them into the hot oil, being sure not to crowd them in the pan. My saucepan held about 4 at a time.
    transferring plantains
  • Fry for about 4 minutes, or until golden but not brown.
  • Remove fritters from oil and transfer to a colander to cool and drain excess oil. Serve with guacamole.
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