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How to make patacon pisao(plantain sandwich)

A sandwich made with large slices of twice fried green plantain instead of bread, can you say YUM😁

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This is the steak I used. I froze it partially making easier to cut

This is the steak I used. I froze it partially making easier to cut

The knife cuts  easily through the steak. You should definitely try it the next time you need to slice the steak thinly\u263a

The knife cuts easily through the steak. You should definitely try it the next time you need to slice the steak thinly☺

All cut up and ready to be seasoned. Feel free to season your steak however you want. I am skipping that step\ud83d\ude01

All cut up and ready to be seasoned. Feel free to season your steak however you want. I am skipping that step😁

Next up the plantain. I have already peeled it.

Next up the plantain. I have already peeled it.

Cut it In half, set aside

Cut it In half, set aside

I added some oil to a hot pan,next up the good stuff\ud83d\ude1c

I added some oil to a hot pan,next up the good stuff😜

Now it's time to quickly fry the strips of steak over high heat. We will fry it In portions

Now it's time to quickly fry the strips of steak over high heat. We will fry it In portions

After we have cooked all the beef, we will remove it.

After we have cooked all the beef, we will remove it.

We will put it in a bowl. The meat will be sitting in a pool of liquid remove it and set it aside or discard. You can use it to put over the beef when done if you like.

We will put it in a bowl. The meat will be sitting in a pool of liquid remove it and set it aside or discard. You can use it to put over the beef when done if you like.

In that same pan add some sliced onions, we will fry them up a bit.

In that same pan add some sliced onions, we will fry them up a bit.

Now let's add the beef back into the pan

Now let's add the beef back into the pan

Fry the onions and beef for 2-3 minutes over high heat, add a little bit of  oil if its dry . Set aside when done, keeping it warm ofcourse\ud83d\ude0a

Fry the onions and beef for 2-3 minutes over high heat, add a little bit of oil if its dry . Set aside when done, keeping it warm ofcourse😊

Now in a pan over high heat, add enough oil to partially cover the plantain. Add the hefty plantain pieces

Now in a pan over high heat, add enough oil to partially cover the plantain. Add the hefty plantain pieces

Fry them up for about 10-12 minutes, depending Of course on how many plantains you have in the oil and how much oil.

Fry them up for about 10-12 minutes, depending Of course on how many plantains you have in the oil and how much oil.

Getting nicely browned. Disregard the other smaller pieces, my son wanted tostones too.\ud83d\ude12\ud83d\ude1b

Getting nicely browned. Disregard the other smaller pieces, my son wanted tostones too.😒😛

Now since the plantain I will be pressing is pretty big, it won't fit In my tostonera i had to improvise.\ud83d\ude01 I took one of my cutting boards and covered it in parchment paper. This prevents sticking.

Now since the plantain I will be pressing is pretty big, it won't fit In my tostonera i had to improvise.😁 I took one of my cutting boards and covered it in parchment paper. This prevents sticking.

I took another smaller board and covered it In foil. I have set both on the side/

I took another smaller board and covered it In foil. I have set both on the side/

Let's remove the plantain. We will need to press them before they get hard and cold. So yeah you have to press them while hot.

Let's remove the plantain. We will need to press them before they get hard and cold. So yeah you have to press them while hot.

I had my son help me out a bit. I put the chunk of plantain on the board. He took the smaller one in his hands

I had my son help me out a bit. I put the chunk of plantain on the board. He took the smaller one in his hands

He pressed down  really hard making sure it was evenly pressed. Just like a plantain press\ud83d\ude04

He pressed down really hard making sure it was evenly pressed. Just like a plantain press😄

Until it was paper thin(well almost) \ud83d\ude1b

Until it was paper thin(well almost) 😛

After they have all been pressed set them aside

After they have all been pressed set them aside

We will now prepare another bowl with water and salt

We will now prepare another bowl with water and salt

Get your frying pan ready. We will be refrying the patacon. Take the patacon and submerge it In the salt water

Get your frying pan ready. We will be refrying the patacon. Take the patacon and submerge it In the salt water

Immediately add it to the hot oil. Be careful the water will make the oil spit

Immediately add it to the hot oil. Be careful the water will make the oil spit

When all of the patacones have finished frying put them In a plate and salt them

When all of the patacones have finished frying put them In a plate and salt them

Now comes the fun part. Remember the meat we cooked, add some in top of the patacon\ud83d\ude0d\ud83d\ude0d\ud83d\ude0d

Now comes the fun part. Remember the meat we cooked, add some in top of the patacon😍😍😍

Take some cheese any cheese that melts nicely, In my case I had no mozzarella So I used frying cheese. Put it right in top of the meat. Put it under the broiler or micro to melt

Take some cheese any cheese that melts nicely, In my case I had no mozzarella So I used frying cheese. Put it right in top of the meat. Put it under the broiler or micro to melt

I added some avocado slices to mine

This is how my son eats it.

This is how my son eats it.

I took it to another level and placed another patacon over the first one and called it a day\ud83d\ude01 now this is what's called a patacon pisao\ud83d\ude09

I took it to another level and placed another patacon over the first one and called it a day😁 now this is what's called a patacon pisao😉

This dish is very versatile, you can top it with any meat you want. You can use shredded beef, roast pork, chicken, cheese, lettuce Tomatoes. Anything 😀dont forget the mayo or hot sauce .

  • Steak and onions or any meat
  • Green plantains
  • Cheese
  • Avocado
  • Lettuce
  • Tomatoes