Stuffed Plantains

Course : Appetizers
Serves: 6
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3 medium ripe plantains
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 pound cheddar cheese -- shredded

Preparation / Directions:

Salt and pepper to taste A plantain is similar to a banana. Bring a quart of salted water to boil in a large saucepan. Add plantains that have been cut in half, and the ends chopped off. boil for 20 minutes. Drain, peel, and mash together with butter and cornstarch. Allow to cool slightly. Heat deep frying oil to 375 degrees (F.). Coat the palm of your hand with a little cornstarch and spread some mix on it, forming a nest in the center. Place some of the shredded cheese in the middle and shape into balls. Deep fry until golden brown.

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