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Jamaican Plantain Fritter Recipe

These plantain fritters are so tasty and they are easy to make. Sweet ripe plantain crushed and mixed with flour and spice then fried for the soft lovely dish.

Jamaican plantain fritters recipe

What Is Plantain Fritters

Plantain fritters is a fried batter made with very ripe plantain, plain flour and flavoured with sugar, salt and spices. They are sweet and soft and are eaten mostly for breakfast in Jamaica.

These fritters are made in the same way you would make banana fritters and taste similar, but banana fritters are not as filling.


Here is what you need for this recipe.

  • Plantain: Should be very ripe.
  • Plan flour: To bind the batter
  • Sugar, Salt: For flavor
  • Nutmeg, Vanilla: Essential spices

How To Make Plantain Fritters

This is very simple to do. Peel and crush the plantain. If you use a very ripe plantain it crushes easily.

Add the sugar, salt, and spices, this will help to soften the plantain even more. Add the plain flour and mix to make a soft batter. The batter shouldn’t be runny but more like a paste.

Fry on medium to low heat. These fritters burn easily so keep your eyes on them while they fry.

Keep in mind that the more sugar you put in your fritters the more it is prone to burn.

Sweet plantain fritters
how to make Jamaican plantain fritters


If served at breakfast plantain fritters is eaten with scrambled egg. Because of its sweet taste, plantain fritters are also eaten on its own at any time of the day.

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Jamaican plantain fritters recipe

Jamaican plantain fritter recipe

Learn to make Jamaican plantain fritters with this easy to follow recipe. Eat at any time of the day.
4.34 from 6 votes
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Jamaican
Keyword: fritters, Jamaican plantain fritters recipe, plantain
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 108kcal
Author: Lesa


  • 1 Very ripe plantain
  • ½ Cup Plain flour
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • 1 ½ tbsp Sugar
  • ½ tsp Vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp Nutmeg
  • ¼ Cup Cooking oil


  • Peel the plantain, cut it up into small slices in a bowl and crush it using a fork. The riper the plantain the easier it is to crush and the sweeter it will be and the easier it is to crush.
  • After crushing the plantain, add the other ingredients except for the cooking oil. Mix until you get a soft paste.
  • Add cooking oil to the frying pan at medium heat. The oil should not cover the fritters in the frying pan. When the oil is a bit hot, scoop portions of the batter mix with a tablespoon and add it to the oil.
  • Flatten the paste mix with the spoon, once the fritters start to brown reduction the heat so it won't burn.
  • Fry until golden brown on both sides and cooked on the inside.


That’s it. How simply was that! 🙂


Nutrition Facts
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Paul Woodburn

    5 stars
    Im too english. If the plantain got too ripe i used to chuck them ,not anymore fantastic breakfasts now. Thank you thank you thank you. My mum would be rolling if she knew what i done

  2. I love the fried dumplings and stem cabbage I’m going to try and cook them this weekend with your recipes

  3. Hello I tried the plantain fritters I follow your recipe correctly but the all stick but I still ate them which was delicious.

    • there is not possible way the fritters would stick if you follow the recipe. Unless you fried it in a pan without cooking oil, fritters don’t stick.

  4. 5 stars
    What a perfect, simple and delicious recipe. I can’t stop eatin these. Thank you!

  5. 5 stars
    This was so simple and i love how they look. This is what its really supposed to look like 😊

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