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Tortitas de Ejote - Guatemalan Green Bean Fritters

Tortitas de Ejotes: Guatemalan Green Bean Fritters

An easy recipe for green bean fritters that's perfect for breakfast or a light lunch. You can also serve tortitas de ejotes inside a crusty French roll slathered with mayonnaise or avocado 

Course Appetizer, Main
Cuisine Guatemalan
Keyword fresh green bean pancakes, tortitas de ejote, traditional Guatemalan food
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 168 kcal
Author Michele Peterson

Ingredients

  • 5 cups fresh green beans minced
  • 1/2 cup onion minced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil

Batter

  • 4 large eggs, separated
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 Tablespoons white flour
US Customary - Metric

Instructions

  1. Boil the green beans in water until tender but still crisp
  2. Plunge the green beans into cold water to chill. Drain the beans and allow to cool
  3. Mix the onion, salt and green beans together
  4. Prepare batter by beating egg yolks until creamy. Beat egg whites separately until stiff and then fold egg white into yolks together with salt and flour
  5. Mix the green beans and batter together, stirring lightly
  6. Drop by large spoonful (1/4 cup) in a frying pan with oil and shape into patties

  7. Fry in oil for 2-3 minutes per side until browned. Turn and cook other side
  8. Serve topped with chirmol (simple tomato and onion sauce) or any other salsa. I like red pepper salsa as it's got a bit of spice. 

Nutrition Facts
Tortitas de Ejotes: Guatemalan Green Bean Fritters
Amount Per Serving
Calories 168 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 124mg 41%
Sodium 150mg 6%
Potassium 258mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 3g
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 16.3%
Vitamin C 14.8%
Calcium 5.6%
Iron 9.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.