Fried food lovers who haven’t tried patacones (or tostones, or platanos, which are some other variations on fried green plantains)—you are seriously missing out. These golden, crispy, fried plantain fritters are delicious and easy to make at home too. A dip in garlic salt water and a gentle smash before their second fry is the secret to patacones’ addictive crunch and flavor. Just be sure you buy starchy green plantains; ripe black plantains are better roasted or sauteed.
Serve these crunchy treats with chimichurri, mojo, sour cream (in place of more traditional Colombian suero), hogao, or any of your other favorite sauces or condiments for a snack or a side—or use them as the base of a meal, as you would a piece of toast or a tortilla.
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