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Tostones are typically made as a side dish -- or even as a snack. They are super easy to make. You have two types of plantains - green plantains (tostones) and sweet plantains (maduros). You're going to use the plantains that are not yet ripe, they will be green. You'll need to buy the GREEN plantain.

What You'll Need:

1 Green Plantain Vegetable oil Salt

How To Make It:

1- Unpeel your plantain and chop 2-inch rounds 2- Use a pan. Add about 2-3 inches of oil. Make sure the oil is hot (medium-high heat) before adding the chopped plantains. 3- Fry plantains for about 3-5 minutes -- until soft. 4 - Remove plantains from oil. Drain plantains with paper towels. 5 - Fold aluminum foil in half. Lay your plantain chunk in between the two sides. Press plantain down with the bottom of a glass cup. 6 - Fry 2-3 minutes longer or until golden brown. Oil must be hot. Flip plantains occasionally. You may season with salt. :)
Yum yum yum. I've had fried plantains before, but I've never had them look THIS good. I think preparing them by pressing them down with a spoon before you fry them probably makes all the difference. They look more like fritters this way!
I LOVE plantains. Sometimes I eat them as a side dish with dinner, but they are also cool (as mentioned) as a snack. I prefer mine with a pinch of salt as
These look really good! I actually saw a lunch buffet trying to serve these and they were totally greasy, but these look like they're the right amount of oil for frying. Crispy - yes, soggy - NO!
@Christianmordi they are sooo good. Yeah, I either eat them as a side dish or as a snack. Sometimes I gotta be careful about not eating too many of them! D:
@Caricakes they probably didn't even drain those plantains! Merpp. Well, now you can make your own :P