- 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.
*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.
Place the "the plantain cup" into the deep-fryer and fry again until golden brown and fully firm, about 2 to 3 minutes Drain on a paper towel lined sheet tray. Season with salt.
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