Recipe courtesy of Emeril Lagasse
Total:
25 min
Prep:
20 min
Inactive:
5 min
Yield:
4 to 6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

  • 2 green plantains
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • Salt

Directions

Heat the oil to 360 degrees F.

While the oil is heating up, cut the green plantains into 1-inch thick slices and then peel them. Fry the slices in the hot oil for 3 minutes. They should be a light golden color and semi-soft.

Remove the plantain slices with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.

When the plantain slices are cool enough to handle (about 1 minute), between paper towels, smash them into flat rounds using the bottom of a glass. Fry the rounds in the hot oil for another 3 minutes. They will turn crisp and golden brown.

Remove the tostones with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Salt them as soon as they come out of the oil.

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