Ever wondered what to do with that odd looking banana at the store? Well that banana is actually a plantain and it is delicious but can only be eaten after being cooked. This is a super simple dish and a delicious one as well. Serve it as an appetizer or add some meat and serve it as a dish! The toston or patacon comes from South America and is eaten differently in each country and loved by all.
- 2 green plantains, use about 1 plantain per person for an appetizer and 1 plantain per 2 people for a side dish – you can get about 4-5 patacones per plantain
- Oil for frying
- Salt & Pepper
Peel the plantain and cut into large peices
Place between plastic wrap and press down with a small bowl or wooden pestle
Heat the oil at a temperature of 350 and fry
Sprinkle salt and pepper
Spread Salsa Maya & Avocado and enjoy!
*Add some shredded meat or chicken for a full meal