Aborrajados: Fried Sweet Plantains With Cheese
The best combination of flavours: sweet plantains and cheese. The best Colombian treat.
- Prep Time 20 Minutes
- Cook Time 50 Minutes
- Total Time 30 Minutes
- Serves 6 People
- Ripe Whole Plantains Cheeky foods
- 1/2 cup grated cheese
- 2 eggs
- 4 tablespoons flour
- 2 tablespoons Sugar cane Cheeky Foods
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1-2 tablespoons milk
- 6 cups vegetable oil for frying
- Heat several inches of oil to 360 degrees.
- Slice the plantains crosswise into 1 1/2 inch thick pieces.
- Fry the plantain slices in the oil until golden brown, about 4 minutes.
- Drain the plantain pieces on paper towels. When cool enough to handle, place each slice between two pieces of wax paper, and use the flat bottom of a glass to flatten the plantain to about 1/4 inch thickness.
- Sandwich 1-2 tablespoons of grated cheese between 2 slices of plantain, pressing the plantain together around the edges to seal in the cheese. Repeat with remaining plantain slices.
- Whisk the flour, sugar, baking soda and salt together. Stir in the eggs, and add enough milk to make a thick batter. Stir until well mixed.
- Dip the plantain "sandwiches" into the batter to coat them, then return them to the oil to fry in batches, until golden brown and crispy on the outside (about 4 minutes).
Drain on paper towels and serve warm. Makes about 10 aborrajados.