Cut plantains into one inch pieces
Fry the plantain pieces for about 5 minutes, reserving oile
Set plantains on paper towels until slightly cooled.
With a tostonera or mallet, smash the plantains to 1/4 inch thickness
Place on paper towels to drain
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.
November 30, 2009