Tuesday, April 19, 2011


Patacones (Colombian) or Tostones (Caribbean)

  • Plantain (ripe or green)
- 3 
  • Oil
- 2 cups
  • Salt - to taste
  1. Peel plantains
  2. Cut into 1” chunks
  3. Fry them in hot oil (like you would for French fries) until golden
  4. Remove from oil, drain on a paper towel
  5. Smash the pieces flat to about 1/3 “ thick with something flat and heavy
    • Colombia - we used a rock 
    • The Caribbean - there is a special wood press 
    • A heavy pan also works
  6. Fry again in oil until golden brow
  7. Drain and salt to taste
    Makes 6 servings
    My children loved to have these as a snack.  Some prefer them with ripe plantain as they have a sweet taste, others like it prepared with green fruit.  

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