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.
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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