Air Fryer Tostones

“These plantains taste like they came from a restaurant. I parcooked them in the air fryer, then smashed them and returned them to the fryer to crisp them up,” says Khalil.
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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 15 min
  • Active: 5 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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  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. 
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