Tostones

Ingredients

Preparation

1
Peel the unripe plantains by slicing off the tops and bottoms, then prying off the peel
2
Cut plantains into one inch pieces
3
Heat vegetable oil in a skillet. Traditionally pork lard is also used sometimes, as it adds flavor.
4
Fry the plantain pieces for about 5 minutes, reserving oile
5
Set plantains on paper towels until slightly cooled.
6
With a tostonera or mallet, smash the plantains to 1/4 inch thickness
7
Soak the pieces in salty water for approximately one minute to season
8
Place on paper towels to drain
9
Fry in the vegetable oil again until browned and crisp, about 5 minutes
10
Drain on paper towels, then season again lightly with salt

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Comments

Carol Ricketts's picture

For smashing, two saucers work great too

About

Tostones are a traditional Caribean dish. They are excellent served with freshly squeezed lime juice. Note: this recipe was inspired by one found in the May 2009 issue of Food & Wine magazine.

Yield:

8.0 servings

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November 30, 2009

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