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Tostones Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Roberta Shaughnessy

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
4 Large Green Plantains
Vegetable oil for frying
Salt

Directions:
Directions:
Remove peel from each plantain. To do this easily, make a knife cut down the side of each plaintain and remove entire peel like a "coat" by wedging your thumbs beneath the skin and loosening while lifting.
Cut each plantain into approximately 2" equal size chunks. Heat about 1" vegetable oil in a large frying pan over medium high heat and fry each plantain chunk standing up verticality until golden brown top and bottom (flipping over once half way). Remove and drain on a paper towel.
Keep oil warm. Using a special inexpensive tool called a "Tostonera" (available readily online with a simple google search) place each plantain chunk in the center of the bottom Tostonera plate and pull down firmly to "smash" the cooked plantain chunk into a flat formed disk and set aside. Do this for all of the plantain chunks. When finished, place each disc (Tostonera) back into the frying pan and fry until crisp and golden brown, once again flipping halfway through.
Remove and drain on paper towel. Sprinkle with salt and serve immediately.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
8-12
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
1 hour
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This recipe and technique was shared with me by one of my best friends, Rose who hails from Puerto Rico. I perfected my own technique during my years living in Miami. Before having a Tostonera, I almost replicated the technique smashing the plantains between two small plates (though the Tostonera works MUCH better and gives a nice uniform and beautiful consistent look to the tostones). The key is frying them twice. They have become a fast favorite in my family and disappear quickly! They are a great appetizer or accompaniment to a Cuban food night with dishes such as black beans, rice and Piccadillo.

 

 

 

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