Very simple, crunchy treat served with any number of traditional or nontraditional dipping sauces; garlic aioli, Mojito sauce, guacamole or every kids favorite…ketchup.

Tostones

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Traditional
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people

Ingredients

  • 3 Green Plantains
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Instructions

  • Cut ends off and peel plantains
  • Slice plantains at a 45 degree angle into 1 1/2" to 2 inch slices
  • Fry the slices in vegetable oil until soft
  • Take soft tostones out of oil, place on paper towel
  • Using a tostonera, flatten plantains and fry plantains again until crispy around the edges
  • Take crispy tostones out of oil, place on paper towel and lightly salt

Notes

Aside from serving as a dippable, salty-sweet treat, these plantain fritters can be shaped into cups to hold any number of other fillings.Fill with the picadillo from empanadas, with Mofongo or with cream cheese topped with a sweet mango preserves. Also, can be used as layers of tiny portions of savory pernil or salchichon and cheese.

Nutrition

Sodium: 121mg

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