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plantain balls
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Sweet Plantain Balls

Make the most out of delicious ripe plantains by making these Fried Plantain Balls!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: Snack
Cuisine: African
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Servings: 4
Calories: 218kcal


  • 4 plantains (ripe)
  • sunflower oil (for deep-frying)


Prepare the plantains.

  • Rinse the plantains over running water. Peel them cutting off the ends and slicing along the ridges to detach the skin easily.
  • Place them on a tray and cook them on the grill or oven.
  • Set the griller or oven to 200°C and cook for 15 minutes on each side or until cooked.
  • Cut these into smaller pieces.

Make the plantain balls.

  • Transfer them to a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
  • Mold them into balls with your hands.

Deep fry.

  • Cook the plantain balls in cooking oil over medium heat.
  • Toss them into the oil to fry until golden brown.
  • Transfer them onto a lined plate.
  • Allow them to cool, and serve with your favorite dip!



  • Pre-cook the plantains by baking, grilling, or steaming.
  • Puree with a blender or masher a fork.
  • You can season it with your favorite spices for additional flavor. 


Serving: 1 (of 4) | Calories: 218kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 872mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 2023IU | Vitamin C: 33mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg