Why do they call them sliders? Probably because they slide down so fast! This Jibarito Slider With Fried Onions will have your tastebuds doing the happy dance. Your friends and family will love these little Puerto Rican sandwiches made with flattened and fried green plantains.
The recipe can vary but you can always count on a filling that includes meat, cheese, lettuce and tomato. Toss in a side of onion rings and you have a tasty meal everyone will love. Now let’s get on to the recipe.
Jibarito Slider With Fried Onions
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- 1 large onion cut into 1/4-inch slices
- 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 egg
- 1 cup milk or as needed
- ¾ cup dry bread crumbs seasoned salt to taste
- 1 quart oil for frying or as needed
- Cut up Plantains into even slices and place them in water & salt. Drain your water and begin to fry them in hot oil for 3 minutes or until golden.
- Remove plantain from the oil and smash them down, place them back in the oil to fry for a second time 2 minutes. Put them on a plate with a paper towel to soak up any excess oil.
- In a separate Pan place your seasoned mini hamburger patties and cook on both sides, then place a square piece of cheese towards the end to melt.
- Now you can put together your delicious Jibarito Sliders and enjoy eating them
- Heat the oil in a deep-fryer to 365 degrees F (185 degrees C).
- Separate the onion slices into rings, and set aside. In a small bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder and salt.
- Dip the onion slices into the flour mixture until they are all coated; set aside. Whisk the egg and milk into the flour mixture using a fork. Dip the floured rings into the batter to coat, then place on a wire rack to drain until the batter stops dripping. The wire rack may be placed over a sheet of aluminum foil for easier cleanup. Spread the bread crumbs out on a plate or shallow dish. Place rings one at a time into the crumbs, and scoop the crumbs up over the ring to coat. Give it a hard tap as you remove it from the crumbs. The coating should cling very well. Repeat with the remaining rings.
- Deep fry the rings a few at a time for 2 to 3 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove to paper towels to drain. Season with seasoning salt, and serve.
Did You Know?
Cooking bananas are in the genus Musa whose fruits are generally used for cooking. They may be eaten ripe or unripe and are generally starchy. Many cooking bananas are referred to as plantains or green bananas, although not all are true plantains.
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