Bolon de Verde

  • Servings 6 Servings
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Bolón de Verde is a delicious ball made of green plantains and stuffed with cheese. This Ecuadorian dish is a great option to serve for breakfast, along with some eggs and coffee, or as an appetizer! Tropical Queso Ecuatoriano is ideal for this recipe with its authentic texture and flavors.



  1. Peel and chop the plantain into chunks about 1 ½” thick. Heat the vegetable oil in a large pan and fry the plantains, turning occasionally until they are golden and soft.
  2. Transfer the plantains into a bowl and add the butter, salt, and pepper. Mash them until a somewhat even consistency is achieved. Leaving some larger chunks is ok.
  3. Using your hands, take the plantain dough and form balls. Using your fingers, make a hole in the middle of each ball and fill it with crumbled Queso Ecuatoriano. Re-form the small balls until the dough is finished.
  4. Heat up more vegetable oil and fry the balls, turning them over very gently to fry all sides until they are a crispy golden brown; serve hot.

Note: If you are having trouble keeping them from breaking apart, we recommend using a deep soup pot filled ½ way with vegetable oil. Fry the balls one at a time using a perforated frying spoon.

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