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Latin American Cuisine: Patacónes con Hogao (Fried Plantains with Tomato-onion Sauce)

Latin Cuisine J. Kenji López-Alt 11 comments

I can't get enough of plantains, which is a good thing because Colombians eat them by the mocilla-ful. Over the course of this series, they'll show up in multiple forms. Black-skinned and sweet, roasted with guava paste and cheese, green-skinned and starchy, boiled into a thick soup, or shaped into cups and filled with ceviche. This week, however, we're talking patacones, which, depending on exactly where you are, are also called tostones. More

Patacones Con Hogao (Colombian-style Fried Plantains with Tomato-onion Sauce)

Serious Eats J. Kenji López-Alt Post a comment

[Photographs: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt] Note: It's not necessary to peel or seed the tomatoes if you don't mind skin and seeds in your finished sauce. About the author: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt is the Chief Creative Officer of Serious Eats where... More

Fried Plantains with Black Beans, Roasted Poblanos, Avocado, and Pickled Red Onion

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[Photographs: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt] About the author: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt is the Managing Editor of Serious Eats where he likes to explore the science of home cooking in his weekly column The Food Lab. You can follow him at @thefoodlab... More

El Cocotero: A Venezuelan Neighborhood Restaurant That Fills A Need

New York Ed Levine 6 comments

I had not heard of or read about El Cocatero. Even googling it shed virtually no light on the restaurant. But Serious Eater Michele Humes shamed me into paying a visit there for the crispy green plaintain sandwich, patacones maracuchos, and goat. Even better, it was a mere ten minutes from Serious Eats World HQ. More

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