Borinquen Jibarito Sandwich
30 mins (prep 10, cooking 20)
19 ingredients
2 servings
The Puerto Rican style jibarito (pronounced hee-bah-ree-to) sandwich was created at the Borinquen Restaurant in Chicago by owner Juan "Peter" Figueroa. Here's my take on making his famous jibarito at home. The plantain "bread slices" for this sandwich are most easily made if you have a large deep fryer, but it can also be done in a deep skillet with oil. I originally saw this made on FoodTV's "Roker on the Road" (episode "On a Roll"). According to the Borinquen website, these sandwiches are known as "emparedado de platano" in Puerto Rico.

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Serving Size (110.64 g)
Servings 2
Amount per Serving
Calories 307.98 Calories from Fat 245.97
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 27.33g 84.09%
Saturated Fat 8.98g 89.84%
Trans Fat 0.34g %
Cholesterol 68.63mg 45.75%
Sodium 136.5mg 11.38%
Total Carbohydrate 0.3g 0.2%
Dietary Fiber 0.06 g 0.52%
Sugars 0.04 g %
Protein 14.99g 59.95%
Vitamin A 199.43IU% Vitamin C 0.05mg%
Calcium 21.69mg% Iron 1.41mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
green plantain, thinly sliced onion, cloves garlic, chipotle powder, freshly ground black pepper, american cheese, roasted red pepper, melted butter, minced garlic, roasted