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Deep Fried Green Plantain with Cheese and hogao

Plantain is one of those foods that can be eaten in many ways, today we are going to use it green and fried to accompany our delicious Latin American dishes.

Hello everyone, today we will prepare fried patacones to accompany all your dishes or to enjoy as a delicious snack!


2 green plantain

all the cheese you want

Hogao (refried, sofrito):

4 tomatoes

1 onion

2 garlic cloves

chopped cilantro

This recipe is designed to accompany the dishes of 4 people, so if you want to do more, multiply the ingredients and everything will be fine.


Start by cutting the onion very thin, remember that you can use any onion. Then grate the tomatoes on the thick side of the grater and chop the garlic very small.

To a frying pan over medium heat, add 3 tablespoons of oil and add the chopped onion, cook for 2 minutes or until the onion begins to become transparent, add the garlic and tomato and season with salt and pepper to your taste. Fry until the mixture takes an intense color and all the ingredients are smooth, add chopped coriander and reserve.

Once the sauce is ready, begin to peel the green plantain and cut them two fingers thick. Then in a deep fryer at maximum temperature add the plantain and leave them to brown. Remove and crush them using a plate or a kitchen table. Put a few drops of oil on the surfaces to prevent the plantain from sticking.

Now comes our secret to have the most crispy patacones in the world. Prepare in a bowl a little water with a teaspoon of salt. Put the patacones one by one and immediately put them back in the fryer. I promise you that the oil will not splash and you will get the most crunchy plantain you have ever eaten.

Take them out of the fryer when they are completely browned and accompany them with hogao and fresh cheese.

We took advantage of the fact that we had ripe plantain and we also fried it, you only need to cut the plantain thin and fry it until it is golden.

We hope you enjoy this delicious Latin delicacy.

As we always say:

If your plate doesn't look like our picture, don't worry! We spent over 40 minutes trying to find the perfect angle for the photo.

This recipe is only a guide, and you can adapt it to your tastes. So do not stop making it, you will be surprised how delicious it is!

If you are a spicy lover, you can put it in the sauce.

Remember: "Practice makes perfect"

You can see how we did it in this video and don't forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel Arditos Kitchen:

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