Plantain Tostones

Green Plantains deep fried twice to give crispy yummy tostones; a Puerto Rican dish served as an appetizer or as a side dish

Puerto Rican Plantain tostones
Total Time (Mins): 
15
Prep Time (Mins): 
5
Cook Time (Mins): 
10
Serving: 
2
Ingredients: 

Medium Ripe green Plantain: 1
Oil for deep frying
Red Chili Powder: 1 tsp
Salt to taste

 

Cooking Method: 
Frying
Skill Level: 
Beginner
Instructions: 

1) Peel the skin of the plantain and cut into 1 inch thick pieces

2) Heat oil in a wok and deep fry them to slight golden brown. Remove on a paper napkin to absorb the excess oil.

3) Keep the plantain on an oiled flat board. Oil the back of a cup or a plate and press down the fried plantain flattening it slightly. 

4) Deep fry till crisp golden brown on both sides. Remove on a paper napkin.

5) Sprinkle salt and red chili powder

Common Mistakes: 

Don’t over fry the plantain the first time. Keep the centre raw as it is crucial for second frying.

Tips: 

1) Oil prevents sticking of the plantain to the pressing board and cup. Remove gently after pressing.

2) Slightly ripe plantain gives better sweetness 

 

Bonus: 

Serve with a dip, mixing equal amount of mayonnaise and ketchup

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