Patacon Pisao is a classic dish from the coast of Colombia: a green plantain that has been fried and pressed flat, then refried until crispy and served with a range of tasty toppings. It is such a well-loved dish, there is even a popular salsa song about it! Check out this great video of Cookie preparing the dish, set to the song of the same name: http://youtu.be/Xph3VgfyGhE
Tonight veteran Depanneer Natalia (Cookie) Martinez will be making two different kinds of these savoury treats from her native Colombia: one is topped with a mix of shredded chicken, cilantro, long onions, lime juice, and yellow pepper, the other is a vegetarian version: an avocado salad, with cilantro and tomatoes, topped with shredded mozzarella.
Two patacones with a side salad: $12
Additional patacones: $5
For dessert, Cookie has prepared a special Colombian flan made with egg yolks, condensed and evaporated milk, which has been slowly caramelized $4