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Arañas are served as the Tostones are, as a side dish or appetizer. You may wonder why not just make Tostones. Well, Arañas have a wonderful texture that warrants giving them a try.


3 Green Plantains
Vegetable Oil
Salt or Adobo to Taste

1- Peel plantains as suggested in the Tostones recipe.

2- Grate them on the coarse side of the grater. Add salt or adobo.

3- With a large spoon, drop a few at a time in 1 to 2 inches of 350 degree vegetable oil. Be cautious with splattering oil.

4- Drain on paper towel and serve warm.

Serve as appetizer or side dish.

Makes about two dozen.



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