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Arañitas - Shredded Green Plantain Fritters

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Arañitas - Shredded Green Plantain Fritters

Arañitas - Shredded Green Plantain Fritters

Photo © Hector Rodriguez 2007
Arañitas are a variation of the tostones recipe. In Spanish, arañitas means little spiders and the recipe gets its name from the shredded plantain, which looks like spider legs when fried. Serve arañitas with a garlic dipping sauce.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes


  • 1 green plantain
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • oil for frying


1.Peel the plantain and shred with a coarse grater.

2. Place the grated plantain in salted water and let soak for about 10 minutes.

3.Drain the grated plantain and dry with paper towels to soak up excess water.

4.Mix the grated plantain with the garlic, and salt and pepper to taste.

5.Heat the oil in a frying pan over medium high heat.

6.Fry the shredded mix by the spoonful in clumps until golden, about 5 minutes.

7.Drain on paper towels and serve with garlic dipping sauce.

Servings: This recipe makes about 5 fritters.

Note: This recipe can be served in place of tostones.

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 5 out of 5
A quick and easy treat, Member PaulTheZombie

Our first time eating a plantain, my daughter and I enjoyed this recipe very much. I will make this again. The recipe is pretty straight forward. I rolled these into balls and flattened them with a form once in the pan. The taste is similar to hashbrowns, but crunchier.

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