Aranitas (Shredded Green Plantain Patties) Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Aranitas (Shredded Green Plantain Patties) Recipe
  • READY IN 20 mins

Aranitas (Shredded Green Plantain Patties)

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"Another quick and fun way of preparing green plantains, aranitas (little spiders) come out really crunchy and look so pretty on the plate. Remember to season them as soon as they come out of the oil. Traditionally served with mayo-ketchup (1:1 ratio blend of mayonnaise and ketchup with fresh pressed garlic or garlic powder to taste)."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins
  • READY IN

    20 mins

Directions

  1. Heat canola oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Gather about 2 tablespoons of shredded plantains and shape into patties.
  2. Fry the patties in the preheated oil until golden and crispy, about 10 minutes. Drain on paper towels and season with garlic salt.
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  • Editor's Notes
  • We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.
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Jun 21, 2011

Perfect side dish or appetizer!! The name 'arañitas' means little spiders and refers to the shape they take when fried. Make sure the plantains are very green or it will have a different texture and flavor. It is not supposed to be sweet. I always use the special grater I have to make homemade hash browns. What you want is similar to the way carrots are shredded for a salad. They were spectacular!!

 
Aug 16, 2011

These are terrific! My daughters loved them and called them "banana fries". I have never used plantains before. They are difficult to peel but I figured out a good way. Cut the end off and slice down the length of the plantain. Then peel the cut edges apart. For this recipe it says gather about two tablespoons together...Squish them together into a little ball. They will stick together and still make the 'legs' of the aranita. Fast and easy!

 
Dec 19, 2011

I serve these at parties with garlic oil & everybody loves them!

 
Jun 12, 2013

Being Puerto Rican I was raised eating these. They are my kids' favorite. My "gringo" friends can't get enough of them!!!!! Gracias, amiga, for reminding me to make them the next time the kids come over.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 256 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 28.8 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 16.8 g
  • 26%
  • Fiber
  • 2.1 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 1.2 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 910 mg
  • 36%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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