So many names came up for these- Cuban Hushpuppies, Latin "Corn" Dogs, Stuffed Chorizo Plantains... Fried Chorizo Plantain Balls seem pretty self explanatory. Came up with these after I took a very ripe plantain and made it into a ball and fried it in coconut oil. It was delicious. My husband said, "These would be wonderful with Chorizo in it." So there you have it. I must say that these are so tasty and very easy to make.
Here is what you need:
5 Plantains (very ripe)
16 oz Chorizo
1/4 cup Coconut Oil
Spicy Cilantro Sauce
Fresh Cilantro for Garnish
Start off by rolling your Chorizo into balls. I made them about a size of a quarter- they made 16 balls all together- 1 oz each. Put your Chorizo balls on a nonstick pan (medium heat) and cook fully. This took about 10/15 minutes. I turned them every two minutes or so to get all the sides. After these are done, put on a plate and let them cool. You want to let them cool so you can put your plantains on them later without burning yourself.
Cut up your plantains into slices and put into a bowl to smash. I used my guacamole smasher to get this done.
Take a deep non-stick pan and put the coconut oil to get ready to fry. I keep the heat on medium as I find that this a perfect temperature to ensure no splattering. After your Chorizo balls are cooled, take a ball and cover with your smashed plantains. Make sure they Chorizo is fully covered with the plantains. Place into the balls one at a time in the pan. Shockingly, the plantains do not fall off the Chorizo. Turn the balls on each side to brown. To get each side, this took about 30 minutes.