These delicious fried green plantains are found commonly in Latin American and Carribean cuisine. Top generously with flaky salt and serve alonside your main dish, with beans, or a sauce of your choice!
What you will need
2 Plantains (Green)
Salt(Nutritional facts 75 calories, 8.25 g fat, 0.63 g carbohydrates, 0.02 g protein, undefined mg cholesterol, 4394 mg sodium)
How to cook
Gather ingredients. You will need very unripe and fully green-skinned plantains for this recipe.
Start heating up oil
Heat vegetable oil in a heavy bottomed skillet. Fill the oil about 1 inch in the pan. Bring to 350 °F.
Cut a slit down the side of the plantain and remove the peel.
Cut the plantains into slightly longer than one inch rounds.
Once the oil heats to 350 °F, add the sliced plantains to the oil.
Flip the plantains after a few minutes and fry on the other side, about 6-8 minutes total.
Remove the plantains from the oil and let drain on a paper towel.
On a hard surface, use the bottom of a bowl or glass to squish the plantain until it is about 1/4 inch thick. Don't press them so much that they break apart.
Add the squished plantains back to the oil and fry for a few minutes on each side or until crispy on the outside.
When lightly browned and crispy, drain the tostones on a paper towel. You will probably need to do two rounds of frying as to not overcrowd the pan.