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.
July 13, 2006 10:12 AM
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.
July 13, 2006 10:21 AM
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!
July 13, 2006 10:34 AM
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.
July 13, 2006 10:49 AM
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....
July 13, 2006 11:13 AM
From my experience in Latin America, Patacones are usually served with black bean dip. YUM!
July 13, 2006 1:49 PM
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.
July 13, 2006 5:17 PM
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.
Meg's MOM |
July 13, 2006 8:14 PM
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!
Jaison Davis |
July 14, 2006 2:03 AM
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. :-)
francis Hearn |
July 19, 2006 7:21 AM
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)
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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
Yeimy Gomez |
September 3, 2008 8:49 PM
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