Tostones

Plantains are black when they are ripe, but for this recipe you want to use the almost ripe ones that are yellow with brown speckles. Serve them as is or as a garnish to Cuban black beans and rice.

Serves: 6Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 15 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 2 plantains
  • 3 cups vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt

Directions

  • Peel the plantains and cut them into ½" thick slices.
  • Heat the vegetable oil in a deep fryer or heavy pot to 365°F.
  • Fry the plantains until they start to get golden and drain them on paper towels.
  • After they’ve cooled, smash the once-fried plantains between two pieces of waxed paper with a smooth meat pounder. Fry the plantain discs in oil until they are golden brown. Drain them on paper towels and salt them. Serve warm.

Recipe Information

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 2 plantains
  • 3 cups vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt

Directions

  • Peel the plantains and cut them into ½" thick slices.
  • Heat the vegetable oil in a deep fryer or heavy pot to 365°F.
  • Fry the plantains until they start to get golden and drain them on paper towels.
  • After they’ve cooled, smash the once-fried plantains between two pieces of waxed paper with a smooth meat pounder. Fry the plantain discs in oil until they are golden brown. Drain them on paper towels and salt them. Serve warm.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories170
Total Fat11g
Saturated Fat1.5g
Cholesterol0mg
Sodium380mg
Total Carbohydrate19g
Dietary Fiber1g
Sugars3g
Protein5g