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Plantain Fritters with Sweet & Spicy Mango Chutney

This is my 4th of July recipe!  Yes, I know.  No red, white and blue, but since this is Independence Day, I independently made the decision that these rich yellow, green, red colors will do just as well.  Sounds like the colors could be Mexico?  Anyway, Happy 236th Anniversay, U.S.A.!

This recipe comes from Sonia from the Healthy Foodie, which I think she adapted this dish from someone else.  What are the 6-degrees from Kevin Bacon?  Hmmmm, bacon might have been something good for this dish.  NOOOOO!  I CAN have a dish without bacon.  LOL.

This fritter dish is simply delish!  As usual, I adapted this recipe from Sonia and it's a huge hit with my kids.  Honestly, I didn't want to share any of these fritters with them.  Next time I will make at least a double batch of this.  And, really, I don't know the definition of a chutney, but just sort of followed the recipe.

Makes 7 Fritters

Ingredients for Fritters:
  • 3 large ripe plantains, grated
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1/2 tspn sea salt
  • 1/2 tspn ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tspn ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tspn ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped (any nuts will do)
  • 2 scoops of whey protein (you don't need this, but I wanted extra protein)
  • Oil for cooking fritters (coconut oil, olive oil, bacon grease)
Ingredients for Chutney
  • 2 mangoes, pitted and diced into small chunks
  • 3/4 red pepper
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeds removed
  • 3 green onions
  • 1/3 cup fresh parsley
  • 2 Tbspns ginger
  • 1/2 tspn sea salt
  • 3 Tbspn apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbspn maple syrup
  • For Chutney
    • Put red pepper, jalapeño, green onions, parsley, ginger in a food processor and pulse on CHOP setting until everything is finely chopped.  You don't want to eat big pieces of ginger or jalapeño.
Dicing and Chopping is easier with a food processor
Parsley, Red Pepper, Jalapeno, Green Onions, Ginger - Chopped in a Food Processor
Add Diced Mangoes (1 yellow and 1 green) 
Added Sea Salt, Vinegar, & Maple Syrup
    • In a small bowl, combine the mixture you just chopped from the food processor with the mango, salt, vinegar, and maple syrup.
    • Place in frig until ready to serve.  The longer you let this chutney refrigerate, the better the flavors get infused together.  Very yummy. 
  • For Fritters 
    • In a medium sized stainless steel or glass bowl, whisk eggs.
    • Add remaining ingredients (except for oil) gently until well-combined.
Grated Plantain & Plantain - looks like a banana

Plantains, Walnuts, Cinnamon, Sea Salt, Ground Pepper, Nutmeg (forgot the flaxseed & whey)
No Ground Flaxseed & Whey Protein
With Ground Flaxseed & Whey Protein
    • Heat a large skillet to medium heat.  Don't use a heat higher than this as it will burn the fritters.
    • Add oil.
    • Add about 1/4 cup of the fritter mixture to the skillet.  I really just used a ladle full.
Forgot to add the ground flaxseed & whey protein to these.

Heat too high
    • Cook until when you gently lift the bottom of the fritter, that it is toasted golden brown.  This will be about 3-5 min.
    • Carefully flip over and cook for another 3-5 min.
These have the ground flaxseed & whey protein - more fiber & protein
Heat on Medium, NOT Medium High
I scarfed the first fritter down pretty fast.  Sooo yummy.


Anthoney said...

Hi Doris,
Yummy looking plantain fritters with sweet & spicy mango chutney recipe. Found 2 ingredients out of stock so will try this recipe later and will share my reviews later with you. Keep sharing!
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Doris said...

Hey Anthoney,

Thanks for stopping by. This is an excellent recipe. However, you don't have to be exact and can substitute for what you have on hand (like different fruits).

The beauty of most of my recipes is if you don't have 1 ingredient, another can work just as well. Stop by for more and subscribe to me - would love that!




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