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Patacones Recipe | Receta Patacones

Patacones Recipe | Receta Patacones

Patacones are Colombian fried green plantains.

They are also known as tostones outside of Colombia. Patacones are served as an appetizer with hogao or ají.

They are also served as a side dish for fish dishes and can be enjoyed by themselves.

Here is a great patacones recipe for you to try.



Ingredients List:

  • 2 Large Green Plantains
  • Salt to Taste
  • Vegetable Oil for Frying
  • Preparation:

    Peel the plantains and cut cross-wise into 1” slices.

    In a medium heavy pot, add enough vegetable oil to cover the plantain slices and heat the oil over medium high heat. Fry plantain slices until slightly browned, about 3 minutes per side. Carefully remove the plantains with a slotted spoon, and place them on a plate lined with paper towels to absorb excess oil.

    Flatten each fried portion with a tostonera, wooden utensil used for crushing the pieces into flat circles. If you don’t have a tostonera, you can flatten them with a mallet, the back of a large spoon or by placing the slices between two sheets of brown paper bag and pressing down with the heel of the palm of your hand.

    They should be about 1/2-inch thick when you’re done flattening.

    Place the smashed plantains in the hot oil and fry until browned, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer fried plantains to a paper towel-lined plate.

    Sprinkle salt over plantains and serve hot.

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