Tostones (Fried Green Plantains)
Prep Time: 5-10 minutes
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
Or use any of your favorite toppings