Plantain Spiders

2 large plantains, 1 green and 1 semiripe
2 tablespoons very thin slices of ginger
2 tablespoons very thin slices of garlic
salt
2 cups oil for deep frying
freshly ground black pepper


Peel plantains and shred coarsely using largest holes of hand grater. You should have 1 1/3 cups.

Combine plantain, ginger, and garlic in mixing bowl with a little salt and toss to combine.

Heat oil to 350 in deep heavy pot. Using 2 forks or spoons, drop tablespoons of mixture into oil. Do not compress tightly.

Fry about 2 minutes until golden on all sides. Remove with slotted spoon and transfer to paper towels to drain. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and serve at once.