Spider Eggs Halloween Plantain and Cheese Fritters Recipe

Hola Amigos! Sharing with you today a quick recipe for a tasty appetizer! Sweet and Salty, Crispy and Soft with a bonus...Cheese!!! That's right!, this appetizer has it all!! even the spooky factor if you put it together the right way...like with a giant Spider!!!

I love Plantains, I can't get tired of a fruit that is edible in every stage of it's life, green, yellow and even black! We used to make these back home in Panama for weekend breakfast, or just a snack to get us going until supper later in the day.

I made mine quite big this time, after all...these particular ones are the offspring of this Giant Mamma Spider..yikes!

Do you guys have any fears or phobias? Some members of my house are not fond of spiders, I don't have a problem with them but I do with roaches (I even hate saying that name)

Well guys, enough of spiders and bugs for now, joking aside these are so good you can't have just one! I hope you give them a try this season and bring a taste of the tropics home when the weather gets cold outside!

 Hope you have a wonderful Official First Day of Fall! Remember my friends everything tastes better, with a Pinch of Love!


Spider Eggs Plantain and Cheese Fritters
2-3 Yellow Plantains
Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, White Pepper, Smoked Paprika 1 Tsps each
1/8 Pd Chorizo
1 TBSP Corn Starch
1/8 Pd your favorite Cheese
Panko Bread Crumbs
Oil for frying
Cut each plantain in 3 pieces. Cut ends too.
In a heavy pot full of water place your plantains with skin and cook for about 20 minutes until soft. Remove from fire and drain. Peel the skin of the plantain and mash as if you were making mash potatoes. 
Season with spices mentioned above and cornstarch. Add the chorizo 
Using an ice cream scoop, scoop parts of the mashed plantains, make a ball  (as if you were making meatballs), poke a whole and put a piece of your favorite cheese.
Roll the  ball in Panko Crumbs and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes for them to set.
Fry each ball on very hot oil until brown and crispy on the outside, about 2-3 minutes, watch them they turn golden very fast. Serve and enjoy

Prep time: 25 minutes                             Cook Time 3 minutes                   Serves 6-8 balls

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  1. Oh your spider eggs are simply divine, I love them and they look spooky and delicious...and I cannot wait to try them, thanks for the cool pictures...Phyllis

  2. I am not scared of spiders, unless it is that size!! They sound delicious, and such a fun Halloween treat! :)

  3. These are spider eggs I wouldn't mind eating, even if I'm terrified of spiders! Thanks for sharing at Simple Supper Tuesday.

  4. I know I said you could write a recipe book (and I stand by that, you totally could!!), but you could also be a party planner. Your ideas here for the holiday are ROCKING GOOD!!!

  5. Awesome! Lizbeth your are amazing. Thanks for sharing with us at our Thursdays Favorite Things Blog Hop.

    1. Thank you Angel! I love your party and it's an honor to be part of it every week!

  6. wow, what a festive recipe! I bet my kids would love these

  7. YUM! They look so tasty Lizbeth! Love your scary spider too!
    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  8. These sound awesome! I've only ever had plantains fried in butter - mixing them with the cheese and chorizo?? Yum!!! And I just love your photos! Stopping by from the It's Fall Ya'll link party. :-)

  9. These are so fun! These would be perfect for a Halloween party! My kids love Halloween, they are so excited about picking their costumes, going trick or treating and parties :)

  10. I'm going to have to try these! I've never eaten plantains, but these sound too good to pass up! Thanks for stopping by my page!

  11. So cool. I think my kids would enjoy these!

  12. So cool, Lizy! you are so creative :) The only way I have ever had plantains was tostones ..... need to try this :)

  13. These will be great for Halloween!! I'll be featuring these tomorrow on Serenity Saturday link party

    Natasha @ Serenityyou

  14. Lizzy, this is so unique and fun. Melted cheese is a favorite of mine and I think it makes everything extra tasty.
    We would love to have you share with us at our weekly Super Saturday Link Party. http://www.madefrompinterest.net/2013/10/super-saturday-link-party-13/ Your recipes and ideas would be a hit with our crowd. It would be our honor to have you join us!