Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
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These crispy Chiquita plantain clusters are called "little spiders" or "arañitas" because of their spidery shape. They're delicious served plain, with dipping sauce or spicy guacamole.
green Chiquita plantains
- 1/2 tsp.
Canola oil, for frying
quick Chiquita Plantain Arañitas Recipe
Peel plantains and cut in half crosswise. Thinly shred plantains using a food processor or box grater. Place in a bowl and toss with garlic salt. In a large, heavy skillet heat about 1/2-inch of oil to medium-high heat. With your hands, scoop small clumps of plantains. Squeeze together lightly then carefully place in hot oil. Work in batches to not crowd the pan. Cook for about 1-2 minutes per side, or until golden brown. Do not allow to over brown. Drain on paper towels and repeat with remaining plantains.
Nutrition Information Per Serving:
Calories 90; Total Fat 0 g (Sat 0 g, Trans 0 g, Poly 0 g, Mono 0 g); Cholesterol 0 mg; Sodium 125 mg; Potassium 450 mg; Total Carbohydrates 29 g; Dietary Fiber 2 g; Total Sugars 13 g; Protein 1 g. Percent Daily Value: Vitamin A 20%; Vitamin B6 15%; Vitamin C 25%; Vitamin D 0%; Calcium 0%; Iron 2%.