Friday, September 25, 2009

My Cuñada's Recipe for PATACONES


The author of our Monday post on Ibagué mentioned to me in an e-mail that she had eaten a plethora of plantains. Here is a recipe for one plantain recipe: Patacones. Patacones are popular in most of Colombia and are commonly made in Tolima.


INGREDIENTS:


Green Plantains
Oil



Step #1


Cut green bananas in pieces about 1 inch in length.


Step #2


Fry in hot oil -- but remove before they start to brown.


Step #3


Mash the fried banana.


Step #4


Place the half cooked mashed banana back in the hot oil and cook until golden and crispy.


Here is a You Tube video of the process.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uaQ1rUAIT8

*Photo by:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/linamon/1393179108/sizes/o/

1 comment:

Tom & Carrie said...

We loved these! Thanks for the recipe! (now I just have to find green plantains!)