Aranitas de Platano  (Shredded Green Plantain Fritters)

Servings 8-10 each

6 tablespoons butter, melted
2 garlic cloves, peeled and chopped
1 tablespoon brandy (optional)
3 medium green plantains, peeled salt and
black pepper to taste
3 tablespoons corn or vegetable oil

1 Combine 4 tablespoons of the butter with the garlic and brandy and set aside.
Coarsely grate the plantains into a bowl and season with the salt and pepper to taste.
Heat the oil in a skillet until it is hot but not smoking. Press 1/4 cup of the grated
plantain at a time in your hands to form a small patty. Fry in the hot oil until golden
brown, turning once to make sure it cooks evenly. Repeat with the remaining aranitas.
2 To serve, arrange the aranitas on a platter and brush with the remaining melted
Puerto Rican Recipes
Aranitas de Platano  (Shredded Green Plantain Fritters)