Tostones

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 25 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Inactive: 5 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
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Ingredients

2 green plantains

Vegetable oil, for frying

Salt

Directions

  1. Heat the oil to 360 degrees F.
  2. 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.
  3. Remove the plantain slices with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.
  4. 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.
  5. Remove the tostones with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Salt them as soon as they come out of the oil.