Fried Green Plantains (Tostones De Platano Verde)
- Oil, for frying
- 4 ripe plantains, peeled
- Garlic Mojo, recipe follows
Preheat oil in a fryer or Dutch oven to 365 degrees F.
Peel the plantains and cut into 1-inch pieces. Place into preheated oil and fry for 5 minutes or until they begin to brown. Drain them on a paper-towel lines plate. Flatten them using a Tostonera or the bottom of a metal can and fry again at 385 degrees F for approximately 3 minutes. Drain again and sprinkle with salt and Garlic Mojo. For softer fried plantains, soak for a few minutes in salted water after the first fry, drain and fry again.Garlic Mojo:
1 teaspoon salt
Chop up the garlic very thinly or crush using a mortar and pestle or food processor with the salt to form a thick paste. In a mixing bowl, combine the garlic paste and juice, and let the mixture sit at room temperature for 30 minutes or longer.