Jamaican Plantain Fritters Recipe


Jamaican Plantain Fritters3 ripe plantains
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 tablespoon cinnamon
1/2 tablespoon nutmeg
1 Tablespoon Vanilla
1 tablespoon salt
1/4 cup vegetable oil


  • Wash plantains and cut into thirds; leaving the skin on. Place the pieces in a medium pan with water; cover, and bring to a boil.
  • Cook until the flesh is soft, about 15 minutes
  • Drain and peel the plantains and transfer to a large bowl.
  • Mash to a smooth consistency and add the baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla.
  • Mix well.
  • Using your hands, form small, thin cakes about 2 1/2 inches in diameter.
  • Heat oil in large skillet until very hot.
  • Fry the cakes until golden brown, about 2 to 3 minutes per side.
  • Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate.

Sprinkle with sugar and serve as a starter or dessert.

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