National Hispanic American Heritage Month 2002
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National Hispanic American Heritage Month 2002

Plantain Pancakes
Try this fun recipe from Paraguay!

         • 3 very ripe plantains
         • 3 tbs. flour
         • 4 tbs. melted butter
         • 2/3 cup cooked beans
         • 2/3 cup shortening or lard

Boil, drain water and mash plantains; add flour and butter and mix thoroughly. Fry the beans in 1 tbs. shortening for about 5 minutes in medium heat. Heat remaining shortening in another frying pan, add 1 tbs. of the plantain mixture, and spread with a fork so that it will take the shape of a small pancake. Repeat to make more pancakes. Fry the pancakes for about 5 minutes, place a teaspoon of the fried beans on each and fold. Fry the stuffed pancakes, covered, 3 minutes on each side or until brown.


Try this fun recipe from Colombia!

         • 4 large green plantains
         • vegetable oil
         • salt

Peel the plantains and cut into 3-4 pieces. Heat the vegetable oil over medium heat. Carefully add the plantains to the oil. (Don’t drop them in the hot oil. The oil can splatter and burn you.) Fry in hot vegetable oil. When they are golden, take them out of the oil and pound them flat. Return them to the oil and refry for a few minutes. Remove and place on paper towels. Sprinkle salt to taste.

Potato/Cheese Pancakes

         • 1 egg
         • 1 Tsp. Milk
         • 1 large potato, grated
         • 1 cup grated cheese
         • 1 tbs. flour
         • Salt & pepper to taste
         • Margarine & oil

Mix egg and milk together in bowl. Grate potato and cheese. Add potato and cheese to egg and milk mixture. Add flour, salt, and pepper. Place margarine or oil in pan and heat. Drop by spoonfuls into pan. Brown slightly on each side.


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