Colombian Patacon recipe with bananas, dare to enjoy bananas in a different way!


Colombian Patacon recipe with bananas, dare to enjoy bananas in a different way!

The patacon is a well-known aperitive or accompaniment in South America, especially in the Colombian cuisine.

Patacones are thick fried banana slices. They are very easy to make and do not take much time. We all know that fruits are good for health and sometimes you just need a little of imagination to consume them in a delicious and different way.

“It’s a great option to share with people you love; meetings, birthdays or just to enjoy with a drink. Patacones can easily mix with many other ingredients such as cheese dip, guacamole or meat to name a few.”  Says Mr. José Cuacés, director of  POP fresh.

POP fresh brings these delicious bananas directly from Colombia so that the flavor and quality are the best. Another important point is that Patacones can replace crisps, cookies or bread, which is therefore perfect for people intolerant to gluten because it is 100% gluten-free and vegetarian. If you want to learn how to cook this Colombian recipe, read on.

Type of dish: Accompaniment, Entrance

Cuisine: Colombian, South American

Preparation time: 15 – 20 min

Portions: 4 people


  • 4 green bananas

  • Cooking oil

  • Salt


1° First you have to peel the bananas, a grandmother’s advice is to smear your hands with oil to prevent the sap from sticking to your finger.


2° Cut each banana into 4 slices.


3° Immerse them in hot oil bath for about 3-5 minutes, until golden brown..


4° Carefully take them out and arrange them on paper towels.


5° Flatten each slice with a wooden utensil to crush the slices into round patties. Otherwise, flatten each slice of plantain fried banana between two planks lined with stretch film, to obtain a flat slab about 0.5 cm thick.

6° Dip in small amounts in the frying bath for about 4 minutes. Drain with a skimmer and remove the excess fat by placing them on paper towels.

7° Serve hot, adding a pinch of salt.

Enjoy it as an appetizer, to accompany fish dishes, meats, poultry or dare to create your own recipe.

The options are unlimited! Enjoy your meal!

By Yulia Arellano

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