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These are fried plantains that have been smashed and fried a second time. It is essential you use very ripe plantains. This recipe is straight from my Colombian mother-in-law. Enjoy!

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
3
Yield:
6 patacones
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Ingredients

3
Original recipe yields 3 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place a plate, upside-down, onto a work surface.

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  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Fry plantain slices in the hot oil until slightly browned, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer plantain slices using a slotted spoon onto the upside-down plate, reserving oil in the skillet. Place a second plate, right-side up, onto the plantains. Smash the plantain slices by gently pressing the top plate into the bottom plate.

  • Place the smashed plantains in the hot oil and fry until browned, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer fried plantains to a paper towel-lined plate and sprinkle salt over plantains.

Editor's Note:

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts

105 calories; protein 0.8g; carbohydrates 19g; fat 3.9g; sodium 54.1mg. Full Nutrition
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