Savory Plantain Pancakes


  • 1 unripe plantain (should be green)
  • 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil + more for pan
  • Salt + Pepper to taste
  • A few tablespoons of onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 egg
  • Water


  • Garlic press
  • Blender
  • Pan
  • Ladle
  • Whisk
  • Knife
  • Mixing bowl


Cut the ends off your plantain. Make one vertical cut straight down the middle that goes through the peel but not the inside. If you can, stick your thumbs into the cut and pry it open. If not, use the back of a spoon to pry it open. Peel the plantain and chop it roughly so it can go in your blender. Put it in your blender and add water until it blends nicely. Blend until smooth. Pour into your mixing bowl and add the oil, salt & pepper, and egg. Whisk together until well combined. Use your garlic press to add your garlic. Also, use the garlic press for the onion. You will probably have to do it in a few turns, depending on your press. Whisk once more.

Heat a pan to medium-high heat with a few tablespoons of oil. Use your ladle to pour on about 1/4-1/3 cup of your batter at a time. Wait until the top gets slightly dry and bubbly to flip. Cook each pancake for about 5 minutes total. Serve warm. Enjoy!

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