Puerto Rican Plantain Tostones

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

A simple appetizer or snack. Very tasty.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Peel plantains and slice into 1 inch thick sections.
  2. Place water, salt and garlic in a large baking pan.
  3. Soak the plantain slices in the garlic mixture for 20 minutes.
  4. Pour oil in a pan set at 365 degrees.
  5. Fry plantains until they are golden brown on all sides.
  6. Flatten each plantain between sheets of wax paper with a plate or the palm of your hand.
  7. Dip flattened plantains into garlic mixture and place on a paper towl.
  8. Place plantains into the oil once again and fry until crispy and golden brown.
  9. Sprinkle with salt to taste.
  10. Serve promptly after frying for best taste.


Most Helpful

Very flavorful and worth the effort. Paired this with a pernil-style pork roast for a nice summer BBQ last year. Thanks for the posting!

ChefTroy January 24, 2008

Although my DH is from Puerto Rico, I had never "made" these. I have had plantain in other dishes, but never on it's own. I always liked plantain, but this was wonderfully delicious. We just sat and ate these as a small appetizer, just adding a bit of garlic salt after I fried them. I also served them with a bit of cream cheese and Tabasco sauce, that we ended up dipping a bit of it on the plantain. Yummy! Will make this surely, again and again.

Andi of Longmeadow Farm May 04, 2007

This is actually more a side dish than a snack. Goes perfect with pork, rice and beans, cubed steak w/ onions, sea food etc. It's better when the garlic is added after they are done. Also, they can be seasoned with all purpose seasoning (Adobo) =)

l0ve2c00k April 03, 2007

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