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Aranitas (Shredded Green Plantain Patties)

Submitted by: LatinaCook 
Home Town: Jardines Del Caribe, Ponce, Puerto Rico
Shredded green plantains are shaped into patties, then fried until crisp. Serve these "little spiders" as a snack or side dish. 
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Tostones (Twice Fried Green Plantains) with Mayo-Ketchup Dipping Sauce

Submitted by: LatinaCook 
Home Town: Jardines Del Caribe, Ponce, Puerto Rico
Crispy, twice-fried plantains are delicious with a simple dipping sauce of mayonnaise and ketchup. 
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Green Banana Fries

Submitted by: Victoria M.H. 
Home Town: Oneida, New York, USA
Living In: Regional Municipality Of Niagara, Ontario, Canada
I learned about this when I was in Kenya. I've never tasted better fries nor more nutritious fries. Potatoes aren't that common in Kenya but bananas and roots are. They taste as good as any fast food French fries and are healthier. Green bananas are the healthiest because they have all their vitamins where ripe ones lose most of them because they're too ripe. Green banana's do not have a strong banana flavor at all. It's very deceptive and very healthy. I couldn't stop eating them. 
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Tostones (Fried Plantains)

Submitted by: Melanie 
A Puerto Rican side, usually served with rice and beans in our family. 
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Yuca French Fries

Submitted by: The Messy Cook 
Home Town: Aberdeen, Maryland, USA
Like French fries? Then you will love this Latino version of an American favorite! Treat yuca just like you treat potatoes. Yuca can also be used to make a scrumptious alternative to home fries for breakfast. 
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Jibarito

Submitted by: LOSTNBFE29 
Popular in Chicago, the jibarito is an authentic Puerto Rican sandwich made with flattened fried plantains instead of bread. 
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Fried Cauliflower with Tahini Sauce

Submitted by: BonBonChihuahuas 
Home Town: Alvin, Texas, USA
This is a Lebanese dish that my mother's side of the family had at every get together and it was always the first thing gone! 
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Peach Fritters

Submitted by: mtnfalcon 
Home Town: Hyrum, Utah, USA
Living In: Cedar Hills, Utah, USA
Peach fritters are a tasty way to use up extra peaches in the summer for a treat the whole family will love. 
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Banana Fritters III

Submitted by: XBETTY7171 
Mashed bananas are mixed with a simple batter and deep fried into little fritters! 
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Homemade Potater Tots

Submitted by: culinarychick 
Living In: Jordan, Minnesota, USA
If your family loves the little frozen potato tots, try making them at home from scratch.  
 
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