A healthier version of the delicious patacones that Costa Rica is known for!
I figured if we are going to be eating patacones we need a much skinnier way to eat them. The baked version turned out really nice, I liked them and so did my husband!
So long mucho calories!
First slice the ends off each plantain and score each one. Pop them in the microwave for about 5-6 minutes or until they turn brown.
Now the skins should come off without a problem!
Next slice into medium thick chunks and squish each chunk as thin as you can manage. About two quarters thick is what we aim for.
These can be a bit sticky compared to the fried version so just be prepared to work with them!
Brush with oil and sprinkle with salt. Bake for 7-8 minutes per side or until golden brown and crunchy! Enjoy!
1 Tbs oil
Preheat oven to 375. Using 2-3 Plantains, cut the ends off each side and score down the middle. Place the plantains in the microwave for about 6-7 minutes or until brown. Next, peel the plantain and cut into medium thick chunks. Using a press, squish the plantains until thin. Usually about two quarters thick. Next place on a baking sheet and brush with oil. Sprinkle with salt and place in the oven for about 7-8 minutes. Remove from the oven, flip each patacon and repeat the process.
Enjoy while hot! These are great with hummus!