Plantain Cakes
3 hard yellow plantains
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. white pepper
2 tbsp. butter or margarine
1 tsp. baking powder
Oil for deep frying

Peel the plantains and cook in water until tender (about 30 minutes). Chop plantain coarsely and pound with mortar then mash until smooth or process in a food processor. Cool. Add salt, pepper, butter and baking powder and mix well. Shape into small cakes (about 1 inch). Heat oil and deep fry plantain cakes until golden brown. Drain on paper towels and serve hot as a side dish with fish or meat.