Recipe: Fried Plantains

Recipe for Fried Plantains
Difficulty: Easy
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Serves: 16 patacóns

Ingredients:
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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