I’ll keep the description short since both the written recipe and the video instructions (below, although her patacones are huge) are available. Just a few tips though, don’t confuse patacones with their sweeter, thinner ‘cousins’, known in Colombia as tajadas or maduros. If you go to another Latin American country and see ‘tostones‘ on the menu, that is the same as patacones. Also, if you are feeling in an experimental mood, change out plantains with breadfruit and just cut off the green outer layer of the breadfruit before proceding. Patacones is basically a Colombian food staple and Colombians will swear by them so be careful about talking bad about them as you may receive the ‘evil eye’.