stuffed plantain cups

Stuffed Plantain Cups

stuffed plantain cups

Stuffed plantain cups

Stuffed plantain cups are delicious and cute little cups made out of fried green plantains and are filled with your favorite meat, fish, or vegetables. These easy to prep and are such a fun and delicious appetizer to serve at your next event. Choose any meat, fish, or vegetable. I use Picadillo, Avocado, and Cooked Salmon or Picadillo with Chickpeas. In Jamaica I would use would Ackee fruit and Salt Cod.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine Caribbean, Dominican, Filipino, Jamaican, Mexican, Puerto Rico, South Pacific, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings 12 Plantain Cups



  • 3 green plantains
  • 3 cups coconut oil
  • Prepared filling of your choice


  • Peel and wash plantains
  • Pat them dry
  • Cut them into one and a half inch slices
  • Heat oil to deep fry plantains
  • Toss in plantains into hot oil so they are submerged
  • Fry them for about 7 minutes
  • Place them on paper towel for about five minutes. You don't want them to be too dry
  • Using your citrus squeezer, press the plantain slices into cups
  • Place on paper towel or tray
  • Then place cups in the deep fryer or sauce pan with enough oil to submerge them
  • Remove when golden brown
  • Stuff with your favorite filling
  • Enjoy!



Use a fryer with oil, or an air-fryer
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