Sweet and Savoury Plantain Patties
- 1 pack Sympli Ripe Plantain Slices
- 30ml vegetable oil
- 10g butter, melted
- 2 spring onions, chopped
- 3 garlic cloves
- 1 red & green bell pepper each, deseeded
- 2 tbsp. parsley, chopped
- 1/2 tsp. white pepper
- 3/4 cup shrimps, fresh
- Juice of half a lime
- Salt & seasoning to taste
How to prepare Sweet and Savoury Plantain Patties step by step.
Using a steamer, steam ripe plantains until soft. If you do not own a steamer, boil plantain with VERY LITTLE water and wait till water completely dries out before mashing plantains with a fork or potato masher.
In a non-stick heated skillet or pot, add oil, then add spring onions and stir-fry for a minute. Next, add garlic and white pepper and also stir-fry for a minute.
Now add green beans, green and red bell peppers (aka. tatashe), parley leaves, lime juice, shrimps and salt and seasoning to your taste preference.
Stir-fry until vegetables are half cooked and set aside to cool.
Once vegetables have cooled, add it to the mashed plantains and use an ice cream scooper to scoop in the mixture unto your palms.
Flatten the ball out into desired thickness. Don’t make it too thin though as this will make it difficult to flip over.
Next, heat a grill pan, add 10 grams of butter and let it melt. Once butter has melted, add patties into the pan and let it grill under medium heat for 3 to 5 minutes on each side depending on how thick or thin the patties are.
Once patties are golden brown on one side, flip it over and allow the other side to brown as well.
Serve it as a side to coleslaw (cabbage salad) or with a hot peppery dip. It’s a hit at every grill party.
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