Spiral Plantains With Mojo Sauce

Spiral Plantains With Mojo Sauce

4.0(5)

Your favorite accordion potato recipe just got a new twist. Replace the spuds with slightly sweet plantains for a delicious take on the fairground classic. Zesty mojo sauce brightens up these fried delights to create the perfect bite!

Cook Time
10 minutes
Total Time
30 minutes
Yield
4 servings

How to Make It

1. Step
Make the mojo sauce: In a high-powered blender, combine the orange juice, lime juice, cilantro, salt, oregano, cumin, and garlic. Turn the blender on to medium speed and slowly drizzle in the olive oil until emulsified. Set aside until ready to use. The sauce will keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
2. Step
Make the accordion plantains: Heat the oil in a large pot over medium-high heat until the temperature reaches 325°F (160°C). Set a wire rack over a baking sheet.
3. Step
Use a sharp knife to remove the tips of the plantains, then peel and cut the plantains in half crosswise. Place a plantain half between two chopsticks or skewers on a flat surface. Slice the plantain crosswise at ¼-inch intervals, using the chopsticks to avoid cutting all the way through. Flip the plantain over and slice diagonally at ¼-inch intervals, again using the chopsticks to avoid cutting all the way through. Gently thread a 6-inch skewer through the center of the plantain and carefully separate the layers with your fingers so that they are evenly spaced. Repeat with the remaining plantains.
4. Step
Fry the plantain skewers in the hot oil until light golden brown, using a slotted spoon or tongs to rotate for even frying, about 5 minutes total. Carefully transfer the skewers to the wire rack.
5. Step
Increase the heat to high to bring the oil temperature to 375°F (190°C).
6. Step
Return the plantains to the hot oil and fry until a deep copper color, about 3 minutes. Transfer to the wire rack and immediately season with salt.
7. Step
Serve the accordion plantains with the mojo sauce and mayoketchup for dipping.
8. Step
Enjoy!

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