This is a side dish that Costa Ricans also know as Patacones. This is my husband’s favorite and an extremely typical Latino fix.
Costa Ricans love it and always have them in their home but it is not exclusive of them, you will be able to find it all over Central America.
Plus, it’s super easy to make. Here is a simple Fried Plantains recipe.
3 large, very ripe plantains
Cook It Up!
Your goal is to get the plantains as soft as possible. If they aren’t super soft on their own, hit all over them with a wooden spoon to soften them up.
Peel and slice the plantains in 1/2 inch rounds. Fry them in half oil half margarine at medium heat until golden.
Serve it Up!
Serve right away!
Add a Pinch of Imagination and a Sprinkle of Creativity! (variations)
Recipe Zaar prefers the green plantain versus the mature one. It’s all a matter of taste. I find that the mature ones are sweeter.
This is the typical tico recipe from Tico Foods!