Comments: Patacones or Unhealthy (but tasty) Colombian vegetarian cuisine: Part 2 in a series

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Tostones! I love those things. My favorite part is when you smack the buggers flat.

The salt water trick is a nice touch. I haven't seen that before.

I hadn't seen the salt water trick either I but I like it. You get a more even salting compared to sprinkling them with salt at the end.

Interesting! I've never tried plantains, though I'd like to...even this unhealthy. What's amazing to me, Justin, is how the finished product looks like it has been floured or dipped in batter before frying.

It's very kind of you and the Ambassatrix to run the risk of heart failure just for our voyeuristic enjoyment!

If you want to up the heart attack potential, serve with a mayonnaise-based sauce. I've seen that used for tostones and for yucca fries.

My gramma does this (double fries) with her plantain - also with the very ripe ones - double goodness. And, even though they're fried, plaintains are very nutritious - full of vitamin a and c there's some fibre in there to boot! So, don't feel so bad about having a few extra....

From my experience in Latin America, Patacones are usually served with black bean dip. YUM!

How interesting; I've never seen them with black bean dip or anything mayo-based. Guess it depends if you're eating them in Mexico or thousands of miles south.

Last August I attended the wedding of Meg's cousin, Beth, to a gentleman from Cameroon. His mother cooked plantains as part of the rehearsal dinner. YUM So they are evidently common in Africa also.

This look really very yummy. If you could send across some more good stuff I am sure I can ask my mom to cook that for me!

Everythings look simply yuuuuuuuuumy!!! And i really feel pleasure to be associated to your blogs since i m a pure vegetarian and got to a learn soooooo many veg recipes from here. Others mostly talk non-veg. Thanx once again. :-)

They are not unhealthy food! We all eat patacones in Latin America and have not died from it. The problem is sometimes the kind of oil they use to prepare them, I avoid eating street food...so that way we can watch the ingredients, etc.

Melissa (from Panama)

They are not unhealthy food! We all eat patacones in Latin America and have not died from it. The problem is sometimes the kind of oil they use to prepare them, I avoid eating street food...so that way we can watch the ingredients, etc.

Melissa (from Panama)

They are not unhealthy food! We all eat patacones in Latin America and have not died from it. The problem is sometimes the kind of oil they use to prepare them, I avoid eating street food...so that way we can watch the ingredients, etc.

Melissa (from Panama)

They can be even more tasty by making some water with smash garlic and salt, after they are smash and right before friying them again you sumerge them in the garlic water and then fried them again

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