Tostones (Fried Green Plantains)

Prep Time: 5-10 minutes
Servings: 4-6
Cooking Time: 10-15 minutes
Cooking tool: Deep Fryer & plantain presser (tostonera)

2 green or yellow plantains

TIP: If plantains have been in the refrigerator or are not at room temperature, place them in a bowl with hot tap water for a few minutes. This, makes it easier for you peel

TIP: needs to be served hot, as it tends to harden as it gets cold

TIP: Use sufficient oil to cover the plantains

Make a shallow slit along the length of the plantains.

Remove peel using your thumb to pull away the peel. Cut them in 1" slices

In a deep fryer or deep skillet, heat oil and fry plantain slices  until they turn light golden brown.

Set aside on paper towel

Using a plantain presser or Tostonera Press each slice until it’s flat

Refry in small bunches for 30 seconds

Serve with garlic mojito or ketchup or fried chicken chunks, carnitas fritasbaked chicken or avocado dip

Or use any of your favorite toppings