- Oil, for frying
- 3 plantains
Special equipment: "Old Fashioned Plantain Smasher"
Preheat oil to 350 degrees F.
Cut plantains down the middle; peel away skin and cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces.
Add plantains to the hot oil and fry until golden; about 2 to 3 minutes. Do not overcook as you want the center to still be raw. Lightly salt.
*Cook's Note: Check the doneness with a toothpick. The middle of the plantain should still feel starchy and cool.
Put the fried plantain through the old fashioned smasher. This will make it a cup shape.