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Tostones (Fried Green Plantains) Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Ann Marie Smith
Added: Saturday, November 4, 2006

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Green plantains with no yellow, black or bruising
oil for frying
salt
garlic cloves

Directions:
Directions:
Peel and slice the plantains on a diagonal. Cut them 1" thick. Soak in water with raw garlic cloves for 15 min. Pat dry so not to splatter the oil. Heat oil in a skillet and lightly brown both sides of the plantain. Remove a couple at a time and flatten them between foil and kitchen towels with your hands or a back of a plate. Return to oil until crispy. Drain on paper towels and sprinkle with salt. Eat hot.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Puerto Rican kitchens have a wooden plantain presser but I use my hands as mentioned above. A typical Puerto Rican dish is roast pork, with rice and beans and tostones. Deliciosa!

 

 

 

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