Check out Gloria’s recipe for Tostones! We just love them and can’t get enough of them!
We recently went to go visit my mother-in-law, Gloria in Florida. When we arrived, she had so many things for us to eat. But, the thing that I remember the most, and that I just could not get enough of, was the Tostones that she had made. I had never heard of these before and had never eaten them before. Tostones are the perfect snack-sized savory treat! They are super easy to make and because the flavor is very mild, everyone is sure to enjoy them!
Tips for making Tostones
Yellow plantains are riper than green plantains. As the plantains continue to ripen, they turn from green to yellow to brown. The riper they are, the sweeter they taste.
The green plantains taste similar to a potato. As they continue to ripen, they taste more and more like a sweet banana.
If you are serving the tostones along with other dishes, each plantain should serve about 2 people. If you are serving the tostones alone, as a snack, I’d recommend one plantain per person.
I like to generously salt the tostones, but you can also serve them with cojita cheese, avocado slices or yourfavorite salsa or dip.
Ingredients for making Tostones
Directions for making Tostones
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- Large Skillet
- 2 Plantains
- Cooking Oil
- Peel the plaintians.
- Cut plantians into one inch pieces.
- Fry the plantains in ½ inch of cooking oil in a large skillet. Fry for about 3 minutes on each side over medium heat.
- Once both sides of the plantains have been fried, remove them from the hot oil and place onto a paper towel to catch some of the extra oil.
- Using a plate or a cup, smash each of the plantain pieces from the top to the bottom. After you have smashed them, you should end up with a 3 or 4 inch plantain disc.
- Gently place each of the plantain discs back into the hot oil. Fry on each side for about a minute, or until golden brown.
- Remove from oil and salt generously. Serve and enjoy!
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