Typical Dishes

Le Patacones

Patacones are a traditional Panamanian appetizer or side dish made with fried green banana slices.To prepare Patacones, green bananas are peeled and cut into thick slices. The banana slices are then fried in hot oil until golden brown and crispy. Once fried, the banana slices are mashed with a plate or special utensil to create a flat, round shape.Patacones can be seasoned with salt and pepper or other spices to taste, and can be accompanied by sauces such as chile or guacamole. This dish is very tasty and crunchy, with a delicate and unique flavor from the green banana.Patacones are a very popular dish in Panama, and can be easily found in many restaurants and street stalls throughout the country. They can be served as an appetizer or side dish for meat or fish dishes, or as a snack or accompaniment for drinks.

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