Friday, September 05, 2008


Arañitas are a variation of the tostones recipe. In Spanish, arañitas means little spiders and the recipe gets its name from the shredded plantain, which looks like spider legs when fried. Yeah, I know that doesn't sound appetizing, but these little fried plantains are delish. Serve arañitas instead of bread or as a side to your chicken and rice dish.

INGREDIENTS (makes about 12 arañitas)

  • 1 large green plantain
  • 1 large garlic clove (minced)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Olive or vegetable oil for frying
  1. Peel the plantain and shred with a coarse grater.
  2. Place the grated plantain in salted water and let soak for about 10 minutes.
  3. Drain the grated plantain and dry with paper towels to soak up excess water.
  4. Mix the grated plantain with the garlic, and salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Heat the oil in a frying pan over medium high heat.
  6. Fry the shredded mix by the spoonful in clumps until golden, about 2 to 3 minutes per side.
  7. Drain on paper towels, lightly salt while still hot and serve immediately.

1 comment:

JackieM67 said...

hmmm look's good thank's for sharing :)