Created by ForeverMama on June 22, 2019
Step 1: Heat the olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat until hot but not smoking.
Step 2: In batches, fry the sliced plantain until crisp and golden brown. Using a slotted spoon, remove the plantain to a paper-towel-covered plate to drain. Sprinkle with salt to desired taste.
Step 3: Keep the plate in a warm oven until ready to serve.
Step 4: It can also be served warm or cool. You can also accompany them with a side or drizzle with mojo or dipped or drizzled with the salsa provided below. Mariquitas can be stored in a resealable plastic bag for about a week.
Step 5: Place the garlic, cilantro leaves, lime juice, and white vinegar in a food processor and puree until thoroughly chopped.
Step 6: Heat the olive oil in a small saucepan until hot, but not smoking. Remove pan from heat.
Step 7: Pour the pureed garlic and cilantro leaf mixture into the hot oil, whisking constantly for a minute or two.
Step 8: Serve warm. The sauce should have an intense garlic/sour flavor. Use a fresh, hot mariquita to test!