Patacones or tostones are one of the dishes I miss most from my country. I love all the recipes with green plantain, especially when they're prepared as patacones. Fortunately, growing up in a country with a great variety of fruits and vegetables, the plantain was a staple in our kitchen. Because it's so versatile, I learned many ways to prepare it and tons of recipes that also happen to be very simple. Once I came to live in this country, I continued using plantains in my dishes, including those I use for American celebrations. These chicken patacones with pink sauce make for a wonderful appetizer.