Three Guys From Miami: Cuban and Spanish Food Recipes

Jorge Castillo: Cubans love frituras and they make them with many different ingredients.

Glenn Lindgren: These are made with malanga -- a type of root vegetable that's common in the Caribbean. It is closely related to taro root.

Jorge Castillo: Frituras are a lot like French fries. They need to be cooked and eaten immediately while they are hot and crisp.

 Frituras De Malanga - Malanga Fritters


Malanga Fritters -- Frituras De Malanga

By Three Guys From Miami



Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 8 minutes
Total time: 23 minutes
Yield: 4-6 servings

Savory fried malanga root tastes great with a splash of mojo or L.A. garlic Sauce.



INGREDIENTS

3 medium raw malangas
2 eggs
2 sprigs parsley chopped fine
2 cloves garlic, mashed
vegetable oil for deep fat frying
1/2 teaspoon salt
Peel the malangas completely. Using a grater, grate the malangas through the medium holes. Beat the egg until foamy. Add the garlic, salt, and parsley and mix well.

Add the grated malanga into the mixture with a fork to form a thick paste. Refrigerate mixture for one hour.

In a large pan or deep fat fryer, heat enough oil to completely cover the frituras until very hot: approximately 375° to 400° F.

Drop the fritura mixture into the hot oil by tablespoons.

Fry approximately two to three minutes until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Serve immediately!

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