Tostones are fun as a side, for brunch or dinner. They’re also perfect any time you get a hankering for some crispiness but want something a little more redeeming than French fries.
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine African, Caribbean
Keyword plantain, tostones
Prep Time 3minutes
Cook Time 7minutes
Total Time 10minutes
Author Jayne Rain
2green or half-ripe Plantains
Salt to taste
Peel the plantains and cut into 1 inch [2.5 cm] thick slices.
Heat oil in a deep frying pan over medium heat, then fry the plantains till cooked and slightly golden brown; about 5 minutes. (The oil should not be too hot otherwise, the plantains will get too brown and not cook properly).
Transfer the fried plantains on a flat plate in a single layer.
Flatten the plantains using a cup to ¼" [0.5 cm].
Fry the plantains again until golden brown; about 1 to 2 minutes.
Season with salt and serve hot or warm.
use half-ripe plantains for a slight sweet taste.
fried smashed plantains are best served warm or hot.
store leftovers in the fridge in an air-tight container.
warm leftovers for one minute in the microwave.
Tostones (Crispy Smashed Fried Plantains) https://jayne-rain.com/tostones-smashed-fried-plantains/ January 28, 2020