Photo: Tostones

TOTAL TIME: 25 min
Prep: 20 min
Inactive Prep: 5 min
Cook: --
 
YIELD: 4 to 6 servings
LEVEL: Easy

ingredients

  • Salt
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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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