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5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Traditional
Servings 4 people


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


  • 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


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.


Sodium: 121mg

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