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Tostadas de plátano Verde o Patacón Grande (Whole fried Green Plantain) |mycolombianrecipes.com

Tostadas de plátano Verde o Patacón Grande (Whole fried Green Plantain)

Erica Dinho
5 from 21 votes
Course Main dish
Cuisine Colombian
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients
 

  • 4 whole green plantains peeled
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • Salt

Instructions
 

  • In a large heavy pot, add enough vegetable oil to cover the entire plantains and heat the oil over medium high heat.
  • Add the plantains to the heated oil. Fry for about 10 to 15 minutes per side. Carefully remove the plantains with a slotted spoon, and place them on a plate lined with paper towels to absorb excess oil.
  • Let the plantains cool for 3 minutes. Then, place the plantains on a piece of plastic wrap and cover with another piece of plastic wrap. With a flat pot cover, press well the plantains, flattening them about to ¼” thickness.
  • Dip each slice in salted water. Then using tongs add them back in the hot oil in a single layer (need to work in batches) and fry for an additional 3 minutes on each side. Be careful when you fry the soaked plantains, as droplets of water will cause the oil to splatter.
  • Remove the tostadas with slotted spoon and transfer them to a plate lined with paper towels to absorb oil, sprinkle with salt, to taste, transfer to a serving plate and serve hot with guacamole, hogaoand aji on the side.
Keyword patacon, plantain recipe
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