We fell in love with all things plantain on our recent trip to Puerto Rico. We had them mashed (mufungo), as chips, as french fries, and our favorite – Tostones where unripe plantains are fried, then pounded down and fried again. Delish! We decided to make them as a side for dinner the other night and they came out great. We followed this recipe as a guide (we omitted the part when you dip in water before the second fry because it causes the oil to spit and go everywhere).
|Peel and cut plantains, about 1 1/2″ wide.|
|Fry plantains, flipping once, until golden brown on both sides but not fully cooked.|
|Take plantains out and place on a paper towel. One by one, smash the plantain with a plate.|
|Fry again for about 1 minute and then take out and salt immediately.|
|Enjoy while still hot!|
|We all loved these homemade tostones!|