Recipe courtesy of Kamar De Los Reyes

Tostones

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 15 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: 3 servings
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Ingredients

Oil, for frying

3 plantains

Salt

Directions

Special equipment:
"Old Fashioned Plantain Smasher"
  1. Preheat oil to 350 degrees F.
  2. Cut plantains down the middle; peel away skin and cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces.
  3. 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.
  4. Put the fried plantain through the old fashioned smasher. This will make it a cup shape.
  5. 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.

Cook’s Note

Check the doneness with a toothpick. The middle of the plantain should still feel starchy and cool.