Malanga Fritters

cuba recipes .org - Malanga Fritters (Frituras de Malanga)
cuba recipes .org - Malanga Fritters (Frituras de Malanga)

Malanga Fritters or Frituras de Malanga is a very popular Cuban appetizer, and great for lunch or a snack.

Serving Size: 6 


  • 4 malangas (peeled & grated)
  • 1/2 tspn onion powder
  • 3 garlic cloves (mashed)
  • 2 tbsp parsley (chopped)
  • vegetable oil
  • 3 small eggs
  • 1 tspn salt


Beat the eggs until foamy. Add the garlic, salt, and parsley and mix well. Add the grated malanga into the mixture with a fork to form a thick paste, then refrigerate for a few hours. Using a frying pan, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Drop the fritura mixture into the hot oil by tablespoons (you can fry five or six at a time). Make sure to fry on both sides until the malanga fritters are golden brown. Place on a large platter with paper towel to drain the excess oil.

Serve immediately!