Cheese-Filled Green Plantains Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Cheese-Filled Green Plantains Recipe
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Cheese-Filled Green Plantains

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"The green plantain tastes like a potato! With the stretchy, cheesy center, this is a recipe any potato lover will want to make. Serve with sour cream or ketchup."

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Original recipe makes 12 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr 20 mins
  • READY IN

    1 hr 45 mins

Directions

  1. Bring the whole plantains with enough water to cover to a boil; reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the plantains are tender and the skins have cracked, about 45 minutes. Drain and set aside until cool enough to handle.
  2. Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  3. Peel the plantains and mash with the salt and pepper until no lumps remain. Roll the mashed plantain into 3 tablespoon size balls around a cube of cheese. Cook the plantain balls in the hot oil in batches until they are golden brown and float to the surface, about 5 minutes. Move the plantain balls around as they cook to ensure they brown evenly. Drain the cooked plantain balls on a paper towel-lined plate to cool slightly.
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  • Editor's Note
  • 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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Mar 19, 2010

This is a good recipe. Just a few modifications: since queso fresco does not melt, I will probably use a different cheese next time (maybe Monterrey cubes or even pepperjack). Also, make sure to reserve some of the water from boiling the plantains to add to when mashing, otherwise they are too dry and will crumble when molding into balls. Finally, if you are a garlic lover you can add a couple of pressed cloves or some garlic powder when mashing, it will enhance the flavor. Serve with avocado and some sewed meat and presto!

 
Jan 24, 2011

Good recipe. I suggest cooking it a few minutes longer and serve with a red enchilada sauce.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 201 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 25.5 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 10 mg
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 10.2 g
  • 16%
  • Fiber
  • 1.7 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 4.7 g
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 625 mg
  • 25%

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

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