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Passport901: Patacon

As part of Immigrant Heritage Month, we’ve partnered up with Choose901 to bring you #Passport901. Throughout the month, we’ll be sharing recipes from around the world that represent the diverse groups and cultures that have come to call Memphis home ahead of World Refugee Day on June 20th.

Our second stop on our global taste tour as part of Immigrant Heritage Month is South America. In Venezuela, a sandwich doesn’t have to necessarily be made with bread. Instead, we can use fried plantains.

At local restaurant Sabor Caribe, this plantain sandwich, or patacon, is a menu staple. They took us behind the scenes of how they make this traditional dish, and we took notes to share it with you as part of #Passport901.

To make this dish at home, you’ll need a pan, vegetable oil and plantains., Once cooked, you can serve it with beef, chicken or veggies and a variety of toppings. You’ll find the full recipe below so that you can print it out and add it to your menu for the week.

Once you’ve made it, be sure to post a photo of it to Instagram or Facebook, tagging us and Choose901 in it with the hashtag #Passport901. When you do, you’ll be entered to win a prize from us and Choose901!

If you don’t have time to cook this week but you want to learn about your neighbors here in Memphis, come to our Behind-the-Scenes event on June 22nd at 7 p.m. Or, help us welcome our newest Memphians to the city through volunteering.

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