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Cuban Mariquitas

cuban mariquitas Snack Cuba
Cuban Mariquitas
  • Prep 5 min
  • Total 15 min
  • Ingredients 3
  • Servings 4

Mariquitas are a traditional Cuban snack. Resembling what many refer to as “chips,” mariquitas are made with green plantains. They are thinly sliced then fried in hot oil and sprinkled with salt, creating an easy snack that Cubans love to enjoy while sitting or grab on the run. While growing up in Southern California, my friends and I were always snacking on either store bought potato and tortilla chips, but when my grandmother made homemade mariquitas, I always ate my fill! MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

2
green plantains
2
cups vegetable oil
Salt, to taste

Directions

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  • 1
    Heat the 2 cups of oil in a frying pan. Peel your green plantains and cut into thin rounds. In batches so not to considerably reduce temperature of the oil, fry the plantain rounds until golden. Remove and sprinkle salt to desired taste.
  • 2
    Serve warm or cool. You can also accompany them with a side or drizzle of mojo. Mariquitas can be stored in a resealable plastic bag for about a week.

Expert Tips

  • Your plantains must be very green. Even the slightest variation will result in less desirable mariquitas.

Nutrition Information

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More About This Recipe
  • Mariquitas are a traditional Cuban snack. Resembling what many refer to as “chips,” mariquitas are made with green plantains. They are thinly sliced then fried in hot oil and sprinkled with salt, creating an easy snack that Cubans love to enjoy while sitting or grab on the run. While growing up in Southern California, my friends and I were always snacking on either store bought potato and tortilla chips, but when my grandmother made homemade mariquitas, I always ate my fill!

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