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Plantain Chips, Fufu And Salsa - 2c

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3 cups canola oil
2 green plantains; peeled and thinly,
-- sliced lengthwise
Salt; to taste
garlic powder; to taste
***Salsa***
1 large cucumber; finely chopped
2 small tomatoes; seeded and, cut
-- into 1/2 in dice
1 red onion; diced
1 1/2 jalapeno chilies; seeded minced
1 lemon; juiced
1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons cilantro; chopped
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons Freshly ground pepper
***Fufu***
12 slices bacon; diced
1 small onion cut into; 1/2 inch cubes
3 brown plantains peeled; cut into 1 inch
-- cubes

1. For plantain chips, heat Canola oil in deep-fryer or heavy saucepan to 350 degrees. Add half of the plantain slices; fry until golden brown and crisp, 3 to 4 minutes. Drain on paper towels; sprinkle with salt and garlic powder. Repeat with remaining green plantains. 2. For salsa, mix cucumber peel, tomatoes, red onion, jalapeno, lemon juice, olive oil, cilantro and vinegar in medium non-reactive bowl. Season to taste with salt and pepper; set aside. 3. For Fufu, fry bacon in medium skillet over medium-high heat until crisp, 4 to 5 minutes. Transfer to plate lined with paper towels. Lower heat to medium; add onion. Cook until translucent, about 2 minutes. Add to plate of bacon; set aside. Fill large pan halfway with water; heat to boil over high heat. Add brown plantain cubes, reduce heat and simmer until plantains are soft, about 15 minutes. Drain plantains; transfer to large bowl. Mash plantains using potato masher or fork. Fold in bacon and onion; season to taste with salt. 4. Mound Fufu in center of large serving plate. Spoon salsa on top of Fufu, and press fried plantains into sides of mound. Serve. Nutrition information per serving: Calories 915; Fat 61 g; Saturated fat 14 g; % calories from fat 57; Cholesterol 50 mg; Sodium 930 mg; Carbohydrates 80 g; Protein 22 g; Fiber 6 g Per serving (excluding unknown items): 7038 Calories; 764g Fat (96% calories from fat); 29g Protein; 43g Carbohydrate; 65mg Cholesterol; 1246mg Sodium Contributor: Douglas Rodriguez Preparation Time: 1:00 Posted to the BBQ Mailing List by Lloyd on Mar 03, 1999, converted by MC_Buster. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Yield: 4 servings

Preparation Time: 0:00


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