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Sep. 19, 2011


Plantains 2 Large , not very ripe
Salt 1/2 Teaspoon (Or To Taste)
Eggs 2
All purpose flour 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Canned refried beans 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Mozzarella cheese 1/4 Pound , cut into 1/4 inch dice
Vegetable oil 2 Cup (32 tbs)
Romaine lettuce head 1 , leaves separated, rinsed, and dried
Sour cream green sauce 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)


Peel the plantains and cut into thick slices.

In a medium saucepan over moderately high heat, combine the plantains and the salt.

Add water to cover and bring to a boil.

Reduce the heat to moderate and cook until tender, 10 to 15 minutes. (The exact cooking time will depend on the ripeness of the plantains. Test frequently for doneness by piercing with a fork; if not very soft, continue cooking until tender.)

Pour off the water and place the cooked plantains in the bowl of a food processor and puree until smooth.

In a medium bowl, beat the eggs with the flour.

Stir in the plantain puree and blend well.

Using the palm of the hand, form 16 small croquettes or cylinders that measure about 4 inches long and 2 1/2 inches in diameter.

Place about 2 tablespoons of the refried beans in the center of 8 of the croquettes and fold the sides over to seal.

Fill the remaining 8 croquettes with the mozzarella.

Fold the sides over to seal.

In a large skillet, heat the oil to 350° F.

Fry the croquettes in pairs until golden, about 30 seconds on each side.

Remove and drain on paper towels.

Arrange the lettuce leaves on a large serving platter.

Top with the croquettes.

Spoon the sour cream over the croquettes.

Serve warm with Green Sauce.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 25 Minutes
Ready In: 25 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1444Calories from Fat 1130

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 128 g196.9%

Saturated Fat 19 g95%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 782 mg32.58%

Total Carbohydrates 64 g21.3%

Dietary Fiber 7 g28%

Sugars 18 g

Protein 19 g38%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet