Tostones

Total Time:
15 min
Prep:
5 min
Cook:
10 min

Yield:
3 servings
Level:
Easy

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Ingredients
  • Oil, for frying
  • 3 plantains
  • Salt
Directions

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.

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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