Tostones (Fried Green Plantains)

By Melissa Nestor - March 14, 2016





Growing up in the Caribbean I ate alot of Plantains both ripe and green. I cannot tell you enough how much I love eating plantains.  I've had Fried ripe plantain chips, Green plantain chips but I never had Tostones. Tostones is a common snack in Latin Caribbean islands like the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. I have heard so much about it and wanted to try this savory treat. Boy oh Boy did it deliver and surpassed my expectations. This recipe is inspired by a recipe from Three Guys from Miami. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Ingredients

2 Green Plantains
Oil for Frying
Salt for seasoning
Black Pepper (Optional)


1.  Peel plantains and cut into 1 1/2 inches thick.





2.  Add oil to a skillet enough that will cover the slices of plantains.
3.  Heat oil to about 300 degrees F.
4.  Add plantains to hot oil and fry until very light golden color for approximately 3 minutes.
5.  Remove plantains from oil and place on paper towel or brown paper bag to absorb oil.




6. Place one end of the Plantain cylinders upwards.
7.  Using a wooden spoon or flat surface of a large kitchen utensil press down on fried plantain.


8.  Place plantains back into the hot oil and fry again for about 2 minutes until a little more golden.
9.  Remove from heat, sprinkle with salt and serve.



Enjoy MN!

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