Plantain Empanadas


Plantain Empanadas

Yield: 2
1 Ripe Plantain
Water
Pinch of Salt
2 Tbsp. Refried Beans (Or experiment with filling)
Oil
Sugar
Cinnamon
Wax paper or plastic wrap

I love plantains so I wanted to try them in different recipes. I REALLY liked this one. Boiling the plantains is a MUST. I tried doing this while skipping that step and the mashed plantain wouldn’t hold. I eat a lot of beans so this was an easy filling, but you can try them with anything. Something salty is a nice contrast to the sweet. Try cheese,callaloo, minced up meat or leave it plain.

Directions:

  1. Cut plantain into 4 equal parts (including skin). Bring pot of water and salt to boil. Add plantains and cook until soft (approx. 10 mins)

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2.Peel plantain and mash.

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3. Add half mash plantain onto wax paper/plastic wrap and spread into 4 inch circle (~1/4 inch thick) Add1 tbsp. beans and fold over. Seal edges.

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4.In shallow bowl combine sugar and cinnamon. Set aside.

5.Heat ½ inch oil in skillet and fry until browned.

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6.Dredge in sugar/cinnamon

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