Fried Plaintain Sandwich

Fried Plaintain Sandwich


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If you can find green plantain, try this amazing Puerto Rican sandwich! The amazing part is that there is NO bread involved!


Serves: 1 

  • 2 cups (500ml) vegetable oil for frying
  • 1 green plantain, peeled and halved lengthways
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 125g beef steak, cut into thin strips
  • 1/4 medium yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 pinch cumin
  • 1 pinch dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1 slice processed cheese, cut in half
  • 2 slices tomato
  • 3 leaves lettuce

Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:25min 

  1. Heat 2 cups vegetable oil in a large, deep frypan or deep fryer. Place plantain halves in the hot oil and cook 1 to 2 minutes until they float. Remove from oil and drain on paper towels.
  2. Place plantain halves between 2 cutting boards. Press to flatten. Place the flattened plantains back in the oil and cook for 2-3 minutes until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.
  3. Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a large frypan. Add the garlic, steak, onion, cumin and oregano. Cook stirring frequently until steak is cooked through.
  4. To serve, spread mayonnaise on one of the plantain slices. Top with cheese, steak and onion mixture, lettuce and tomato. Place the other plantain half on top to form a sandwich. Cut in half and serve!

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