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Let's Dish: Fried Plantains

July 8, 2013 11:55:32 AM PDT
Let's Dish host Chris Koetke whips up an exotic snack, Columbian fried plantains.

Difficulty: Easy
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Serves: 16 patacóns

2 green plantains
Oil for deep fryer

1. Cut the plantains into 1-inch thick slices with their skin. Peel the skin off of each slice.

2. Fry the plantains in a deep-fryer set at 325° F. Cook until they are lightly browned (about 5 minutes).

3. Remove from the fryer and when still warm, place the slices between sheets of a plastic bag or between silicon sheets and smash the plantain as thinly as possible. You can do this with your hand or with a sturdy pot.

4. Heat the deep fryer oil to 375° F. Place the smashed plantains in the fryer and cook until browned.

5. Remove from the fryer and place on a plate lined with paper towels. Season the patacóns with salt and serve with salsa.


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