10/15/2011

Venezuelan Patacones

Venezuelan Patacones

Patacones are delicious they are mostly eaten in Zulia state, they are a kind of sandwich made with fried plantain instead of bread, the filling is up to your imagination I made fried pork with potato, lettuce, tomato, onion, cheese (Monterrey Jack or mozzarella or the one you like best),  fried bacon, white sauce and green sauce, ketchup. The plantain can be ripe or not it depends on how crispy you want your “sandwich” 



 Cut the plantain lentghwise and not very thing, one plantain three slices

 Fry and then the best part, hit them until they are thin

 Beautil, crisp outside but tender inside

 Cover one slice of plain with cheese and the filling you chose



 Serve

Green Sauce.
About one cup of coriander leaves, about ½ cup parsley leaves, about ¼ cup chopped onion, 2 tablespoon sweet chili, 1 tablespoon jalapeƱo (optional), ¼ cup chopped green bell pepper, 2 garlic cloves, 1 teaspoon cappers, 1 tablespoon chopped celery, salt, pepper, cumin, oregano, about ¼ cup oil (corn or sunflower), 3 tablespoon vinegar or lemon juice, and enough water to make a sauce the consistency is lighter that a pesto sauce, I like it thick, keep in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve



White Sauce.
Mayonnaise, plain yogurt, roasted bell pepper cut in mall squares, sweet and sour pickles chopped mix everything and keep in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve

2 comments:

Donna said...

No plainten here sadly...This looks Good!!
hughugs

Rajani said...

I haven't seen plantain served like this before, this looks good. Yummy!