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stuffed plantain cups

Stuffed plantain cups

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Appetizer, dinner, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Caribbean, Dominican, Filipino, Mexican, South Pacific


  • Deep fryer or deep sauce pan
  • Citrus squeezer


  • 3 green plantains
  • 3 cups vegetable oil


  • Peel and wash plantains
  • Pat them dry
  • Cut them into one and a half inch slices
  • Heat oil to deep fry plantains
  • Toss in plantains into hot oil so they are submerged
  • Fry them for about 7 minutes
  • Place them on paper towel for about five minutes. You don't want them to be too dry
  • Using your citrus squeezer, press the plantain slices into cups
  • Place on paper towel or tray
  • Then place cups in the deep fryer or sauce pan with enough oil to submerge them
  • Remove when golden brown
  • Stuff with your favorite filling
  • Enjoy!


I used smoked herring for the stuffing
  • Half a pound of smoked herring
    Green onion
    Seasoning Pepper
    Black pepper
    Olive oil
  • Boil smoke herring to get rid of most of the salt
    In a frying pan add olive oil, and when it gets hot, add all your ingredients except the herring.
Keyword fried plantains, plantains, smoked herring