Ripe Plantain Balls (Buñuelos de Plátano Maduro)
Cut the plantains in half, but don’t peel.
Place the plantains in a medium pot and cover with water. Cook over medium heat for about 8 - 10 minutes.
Remove the plantains from the water and peel. Mash with a potato masher or a fork.
Form 15 balls of about 1 ½ to 2 tablespoons of plantain mash. Flatten them with your hands and place 1 piece of guava paste and 1 piece of cheese in the center.
Form the ball again and place in a heavy pot with hot oil, over medium high heat. Fry for about 4 minutes turning over once, until golden brown.
Using a slotted spoon, transfer to a plate lined with paper towels to absorb the oil. Serve hot and sprinkle with sugar if you like.
Calories: 55kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 25mgPotassium: 181mgFiber: 1gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 429IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 20mgIron: 1mg