PATACONES TICOS (COSTA RICAN FRIED PLANTAINS)

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PATACONES TICOS (COSTA RICAN FRIED PLANTAINS)

PATACONES TICOS (COSTA RICAN FRIED PLANTAINS). Alimento Base: Plantains, Peel plantains completely. Slice plantains into 1/2 inch rounds. Heat oil in sauce pan until almost boiling. CAREFULLY place a handful of plantain rounds into hot oil, leaving...
Tiempo de preparación 15 min
Tiempo total 15 min
Plato Plantains
Cocina Costa Rica
Raciones 4 comensales

Ingredientes
  

  • 2 green plantains
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 pinch salt to taste

Elaboración paso a paso
 

  • Preparation
  • Peel plantains completely.
  • Slice plantains into 1/2 inch rounds.
  • Heat oil in sauce pan until almost boiling.
  • CAREFULLY place a handful of plantain rounds into hot oil, leaving them in until light brown, about 2 minutes.
  • CAREFULLY remove plantain rounds from hot oil with slotted spoon (preferably metal) and place on a cutting board covered in parchment paper.
  • Plantain pieces should be on only half of the parchment paper. Fold second half of parchment paper over them, and with a second board or other hard, flat surface press firmly on the paper-covered plantain rounds. This can also be done using a metal tortilla press, if available.
  • The rounds should now be smushed-looking, yet still intact.
  • With slotted spoon, replace pieces of plantain in the oil until golden brown.
  • Remove pieces with slotted spoon and place on paper towel. Pieces should be slightly crispy.
  • Repeat with another handful of rounds, until all have been cooked.
  • Sprinkle with salt, to taste.