Air Fryer Tostones

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 15 min
  • Active: 5 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
While tostones are typically prepared in Latin America and the Caribbean by frying plantains twice, these are parcooked in the air fryer, smashed and then returned to the fryer to crisp them up.



  1. Preheat a 6-quart air fryer to 350˚ F. Toss the plantains with the vegetable oil and 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt. Add to the air fryer basket in an even layer and cook until tender, 3 to 4 minutes per side.
  2. Transfer the plaintains to a large piece of parchment and cover with another piece of parchment; smash each plantain with the bottom of a glass. Increase the fryer temperature to 400˚ F. Return the plantains to the fryer in an even layer (it’s OK if they overlap slightly) and continue cooking until crisp, about 4 more minutes per side. Sprinkle with sea salt. Serve with salsa verde.