Ingredients

  • Green plantains: 2 large plantains
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Water

Equipment

  • Medium-heavy pot
  • Paper towel
  • Slotted spoon
  • Plastic wrap
  • Bowl
  • Tongs

Process

  • Peel plantains
  • Cut plaintains cross-wise, 1/2" slices
  • Into a bowl, put water & salt
  • Into medium heavy pot, add vegetable oil
  • Put paper towel onto a plate
  • Heat oil at MEDIUM-HEAT
  • Add plaintains to oil.
    • Fry 3-4 min per side
  • Put fried plantains on a paper towel
    • Let them cool for 3 min
  • Place fried plantain between 2 sheets of plastic wrap
  • Using a flat thing (plate?), smash plantains to 1/4" thick
  • Dip each fried plantain into the bowl of salted water
  • Using tongs, add salted fried plantain back to to oil
    • Fry each side (3 min a side)
  • Remove patacones from oil
    • Transfer to plate with paper towel
  • Sprinkle fried patacones with salt
  • Serve hot

Serve with

  • gauacamole
  • salsa

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