Puerto Rican Tostones (Fried Plantains)

Puerto Rican Tostones (Fried Plantains)

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"Crispy fried plantains. A plantain is a very firm banana. Serve as side dish with your meal or as appetizers."

Ingredients

20 m servings 136 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 136 kcal
  • 7%
  • Fat:
  • 3.3 g
  • 5%
  • Carbs:
  • 28.5g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 1.2 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 14 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Peel the plantain and cut it into 1-inch chunks.
  2. Heat the oil in a large skillet. Place the plantains in the oil and fry on both sides,; approximately 3 1/2 minutes per side.
  3. Remove the plantains from the pan and flatten the plantains by placing a plate over the fried plantains and pressing down.
  4. Dip the plantains in water, then return them to the hot oil and fry 1 minute on each side. Salt to taste and serve immediately.
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ABOUT THE WATER...the reason puertoricans dip in water is because we cut them up early while making the rest of dinner. When the plaintain sits in the kitchen it will turn brown after a while,s...

Also known as Platanos Fritos o Patacones. I make these all the time but i do not soak them in water. I just peel the plantain, slice it crosswise about 1 inch thick, fry just a little (they'll ...

I have made these all my life and I love them. A nice twist (and probably my favorite) is to make them with a ripe plantain (in which case they're called "amarillos". For making amarillos, the...