How to Make Sweet Plantain Empanadas

by πŸ’‹β€οΈDiana β€οΈπŸ’‹

Who doesn't like the sweetness of a ripe plantain with a savory filling.? I love it. I am sure you all will too.

Supplies

  • 4 Sweet plantain
  • 1 Pounds Picadillo(see my guide)
  • Cheese
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Ingredients: sweet plantains, and Picadillo . Get the ripest sweet plantains. Look for black spots like above.

    Step 2

    Take a pot of water and set it over medium high heat. Add some salt to the water.

    Step 3

    Take the sweet bananas and chop them up. Yes with skin and all, don't worry it will be fine.😁

    Step 4

    Add it to the now boiling water

    Step 5

    let it cook until the peel has softened, about 20 or so minutes.

    Step 6

    The bananas are now cooked, the bananas have swelled and the peels have softened. Remove them and put them in a plate.

    Step 7

    Remove the peel and discard it. Be careful it's hot.

    Step 8

    All peeled and ready to be smashed.

    Step 9

    Take a fork and start smashing it like if your making mangu.

    Step 10

    Remove the seeds from the bananas and discard it.

    Step 11

    My plantains are ready.

    Step 12

    Add some salt at this time and set aside until cool.

    Step 13

    Take some water and put it in a lil bowl

    Step 14

    Wet each of your hands.

    Step 15

    Take some of that plantain in your hands, mash it down with the palms of your hand in a circular motion making it flat.

    Step 16

    Add some Picadillo to the center. If you don't have picadillo, make it with some cheese or any filling you want..πŸ˜€πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜Š

    Step 17

    Close it up.

    Step 18

    Small tutorial 😁😁

    Step 19

    You can also take some plantain,shape it into a ball. Put some wax paper on top of the ball and under. Take a plate & press it down. You know like a tortilla press?

    Step 20

    Remove the top wax paper, fill it then using the wax paper below the plantain,carefully fold it in half and shape it into an empanada and close it by pressing it together .πŸ˜€

    Step 21

    Take a pan put some oil in it and set it over medium high heat. To the pan add the sweet empanada.

    Step 22

    Fry it until golden brown.

    Step 23

    Now lets look at the finished product. It is delicious.

    Step 24

    This empanada will burst with flavor in your mouth. The sweet and salty flavor is to die for. Enjoy