Plantain tikki | With A Spin

 

How was your first week of 2014?  I hope you are enjoying the fresh and sparkling 2014 packed with new dreams and hopes.  I hope you are loving life more and smiling more and spending quality time with family.  Connecting with old friends and attempting to make new ones.  Above all, celebrating everyday life through family, food and creativity.

 

Plantain chop | With A Spin

 

Before I get in the mode of sharing stir-fry, soups and salads like most others, I thought why not these pan-fried plantain patties. The ever so popular in South Asia, Caribbean, Western Africa and Latin America, plantains are low in fat, cholesterol and sodium.  They are full of fiber, potassium and vitamins. If you love alu tikki or “alur chop” as we call in Bangladesh, you will absolutely love the variation of these tikki or chop made with plantains.

 

Plantain photogeaphy | With A Spin

 

I love the addition of subtle shrimp flavor on these patties. If you follow a vegetarian diet, you can omit the shrimp and the plantain tikki will still taste great.

 

Plantain chop-4

 

If you have been following this blog for a while, you know I like to make food ahead when I have some downtime.  This helps prepare a snack or meal quickly at the end of a workday or on a busy weekend. I have made these plantain chops many times and kept in freezer the same way I do the shami kababs I make.  When it’s time to fry, I take the plantain patties out of the freezer and throw them in the hot oil.

 Plantain patties | With A Spin

 

 

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34 thoughts on “Plantain Patties – Great as Snacks, Appetizer or the Patty for your next Burger

    • Yes, the peel too. I had the same reaction when I first heard that plantain peel is edible. I was absolutely uncertain of the taste when I first made the patties with the peel. However, when I tasted it, I couldn’t even tell the peel was in the patties. If you’ve ever tasted the Indian potato patties or “alu tikki”, you’ll love these plantain patties even more.

      Thank you for stopping by Colette. The sauce is regular ketchup.

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    • Thank you for your kind words, Liz, and thank you for gracing this space with your presence. Yes, I am celebrating life with family, food, attempting to make new friends and reconnecting with the old ones :)

      Have a fabulous week.

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  1. I have never cooked with plantains but also follow the “make-ahead to have for later” style of cooking so it’s great to have another recipe to add to that repertoire. Glad these hold up well for later! :)

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