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Plantain Fritters

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


2 dozen

These golden brown plantain fritters are a favorite in West Africa, where my aunt served as a missionary for 45 years. Make sure the plantains are very ripe. You can substitute bananas if you’d like. —Heather Ewald, Bothell, Washington
Plantain Fritters Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 large ripe plantains or bananas, peeled
  • 1 cup self-rising flour
  • 1 small onion, cut into wedges
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Dash pepper
  • Oil for deep-fat frying


  1. Place plantains in a food processor; cover and process until smooth. Add the flour, onion, salt and pepper; cover and process until blended (batter will be moist).
  2. In an electric skillet or deep-fat fryer, heat 1/4 in. of oil to 375°. Drop tablespoons of batter, a few at a time, into hot oil. Cook until golden brown, 1 minute on each side. Drain on paper towels.
Self-rising Flour-1 cup
As a substitute for 1 cup of self-rising flour, place 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a measuring cup. Add all-purpose flour to measure 1 cup.

Nutrition Facts

1 fritter: 77 calories, 5g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 87mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.

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