Paleo / Primal Burgers and French Fries

Publicado: 25/08/2010 en Paleo/Primal, recipes

Here is one thing you need to know about me: I LOVE to cook. And since I went Paleo / Primal, that fact hasn’t changed at all.  I was talking to a Colombian co-worker and learned about those funny-looking green bananas I keep seeing at the supermarket. One thing lead to another and… my first Paleo recipe!!!

This french fries have exactly the same taste and look than potato based french fries. If you don’t tell anyone that this is a Paleo dish, they will never know that they’re not eating potatoes! But don’t take my word for it. Try them once, and thanks me for a lifetime later 😉

Makes 2 servings.

For the burgers:

400 grams (14 oz) ground beef (you could make a mix of ground meats too)

1 small carrot, shredded

1 egg

salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, dried parsley, to taste

4 dashes of Tabasco sauce

4 dashes of Winchester sauce

For the french fries:

3 green plantains (the secret ingredient!)

And ½ an avocado as a side dish


1.- Whisk the egg in a bowl. Add the carrot, the ground meat, sauces and spices. Mix well with your hands. The mix will have a lot of moisture.

2.- Heat up a cast iron skillet, with oil. Take half the mix in your hands, form a patty, and put it in the skillet. Repeat with the other half. After 5 minutes, cook the other side for 3 minutes. Reserve.

3.- Peel the green plantains with a knife, and cut it into three cylinders. Then cut each cylinder in quarters, and each quarter in half. This is a very important step; thicker pieces will be a little more “chewy” than regular french fries.

4.- Heat up a deep-frier at 340 °F. Deep-fry the plantains for 3 minutes (it only takes 3 minutes!).

5.- Drain the fries, then put on absorbent paper. Salt them freely.

6.- Slice half an avocado, salt it in your plate.

7.- Serve, and enjoy!

  1. steve a dice:

    sounds great. I have made fried plantain but used the black (very ripe) ones – I’ll have to try this with the green ones. I made fried potatoes (hashbrowns) with rutabaga the other day and it was really good – i’ll be posting the recipe soon.

    • darnfitness dice:

      I just made the fries tonight with one of those ripe, yellower plantains. They were a totally different animal – a lot more chewy, and a lot more sweet. For best results, you must do this recipe with GREEN plantains.

  2. Yum Yucky dice:

    I need two of everything on that plate. I’m starving right now. This post of yours is pure torture. Plantains fries is an awesome idea.

  3. Yum Yucky dice:

    wait… now I’m drooling. sorry.

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  6. kingannoy dice:

    Can anyone tell me what the carb content of the plantain fries is? And maybe the fat and protein levels as well? It seems to me that it would be pretty high in carbs, it essentially being a kind of banana.


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