Fried Plaintain Sandwich

    25 minutes

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

    21 people made this

    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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    Born and raised in Chicago as a Puerto Rican, we enjoy these with thick slices of cooked pork (Jamon) instead of steak. My personal addition is a slice of avacado. This is a very easy and special traditional meal. When preparing to take out...wrap each sandwich individually in foil to help keep ingredients together...but best fresh and hot! YUM!!!  -  18 Nov 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    ¡Qué Rico! I LOVE these sandwiches. They make you happy when you make them and eat least they do in our house. I always made mine with chicken, but the skirt steak is excellente!  -  07 Sep 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I don't get it....I did not like this at all. The parts of the dish don't blend well. I also thought the directions were lacking at times.  -  14 Aug 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)