Stuffed Plantains

Plátanos Rellenos

Preparation info
  • Makes 20–24 fritters (


    • Difficulty


Appears in
Zarela's Veracruz: Mexico's Simplest Cuisine

By Zarela Martínez

Published 2001

  • About

These little filled fritters of mashed plantain are one of the classic Veracruzan appetizers, made with all kinds of fillings from picadillo (the ubiquitous Mexican chopped meat mixture) to grated cheese. My favorite is the following version from Raquel Torres, featuring pureed black beans perfumed with avocado leaf. Be sure to use only plain, fatless boiled beans that are just slightly undercooked. For some reason, refried beans cause the filled fritters to burst when they hit the h