Tostones (Fried Plantains)

Tostones (Fried Plantains)

79 Reviews 12 Pics
  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    20 m
  • Ready In

    35 m
Melanie
Recipe by  Melanie

“A Puerto Rican side, usually served with rice and beans in our family.”

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Ingredients

Adjust Servings

Original recipe yields 2 dozen

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Directions

  1. Heat the oil in a heavy skillet over medium heat. Place a few plantain slices in the oil, and cook until lightly golden in color, about three minutes. Drain on paper towels. Repeat with the remaining slices.
  2. While the plantain slices are still warm, place them one at a time between two sheets of wax paper, and flatten by hand to 1/4 inch thick. Return flattened slices to the skillet, and continue frying until golden brown. Drain on paper towels, and season with salt and garlic powder.

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~COLOMBIANA~
461

~COLOMBIANA~

As a Latina I need to clarify for everyone the types of fried plaintains because a lot of people are getting it all confused. There's TOSTONES which you fry using green plaintains. Cut them staight down into 1 inch circles & then proceed with above recipe.Use the bottom of a mug to mash.These are salty & usually with some garlic in a bit of oil. THEN there's PLATANOS which you cook with ripe or yellow plaintain. Those you slice sideways and pan fry untill golden brown. These are the sweet kind. Hope this helps everyone. ENJOY!

Desert Mama
62

Desert Mama

I used green plantains & butter vs. oil. They turned out perfect! Also, I had no wax paper, so I just pressed each slice between 2 plates to smash them. Sprinkled with course salt. Mixed together ketchup, lime, mayo, & 2 sliced/toasted cloves of garlic for a dipping sauce. Yum!

MYRTS78
57

MYRTS78

I made these tonight, they came out perfectly fine. I must warn the first timers that tostones are not sweet they are rather BLAND and need a good sauce to jazz them up. It is a good recipe if you like them, I tried them cause I had them a few times before but could take it or leave it. A helpful idea might be to use half ripened plantains or slightly ripe at least. Thanks for the recipe.

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (6 total)

  • Calories
  • 175 cal
  • 9%
  • Fat
  • 7.7 g
  • 12%
  • Carbs
  • 28.7 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 1.2 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium
  • 197 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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