Today we're talking all things plantains. This roundup of Puerto Rican Plantain snacks starts with some easy fried plantain chips and ends with a seriously impressive plantain fritter recipe. Keep reading to get the rundown on all of my favorite ways to prepare this popular latin ingredient.
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If you're familiar with Puerto Rican food, you know how much we rely on plantains as a staple in our cuisine.
In many Puerto Rican snacks, the foundation is plantain, yucca, or beans of some kind.
Keep reading to discover some of my favorite plantain recipes.
Crispy Puerto Rican-Style Tostones
These crispy Puerto Rican tostones are made by smashing and frying green plantains - this recipe couldn't be simpler to make or more delicious!
Ingredients: green plantains, oil, salt, lime, adobo.
Sweet Fried Plantains (Maduros)
Sweet Fried Plantains (also known as Maduros) are a popular Puerto Rican dessert and snack, made with fried brown plantains.
Ingredients: brown plantains, oil.
Alcapurria are popular Puerto Rican fritters, made with yucca and plantains, stuffed with picadillo, and fried to perfection.
Ingredients: onion, bell pepper, garlic, cilantro, sofrito, ground beef, tomato sauce, pimento olives, sazon, adobo, cumin, oregano, oil, plantains, yucca root, cooking spray.
Learn how to make these perfectly crispy plantain fries at home in a matter of minutes! They're a fun spin on French fries, made with a classic Puerto Rican ingredient.
Ingredients: green plantains, oil.
Traditional Puerto Rican Mofongo (25 Minutes!)
Mofongo is a popular Puerto Rican dish made with fried green plantains mashed with chicharrones (crispy pork skin) and garlic. It's traditionally served with a red shrimp sauce (camarones guisados) or chicken broth, and makes a super delicious side dish.
Ingredients: green plantains, oil, garlic, chicharron.
Puerto Rican Style Air Fryer Plantain Chips
These air fryer plantain chips are seriously crispy, crunchy, and delicious! They're made in the air fryer in less than 30 minutes and the perfect snack. Find out how to make them and how to pick the right plantains for this recipe.
Ingredients: plantains, oil, salt.
I hope you found some inspiration in this list of plantain recipes! While this isn't a complete list, I think it captures just how versatile the ingredient really is. If you make a recipe please leave a comment below and let me know what you think!