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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!
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.
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) =)
The only way to fry hehe. Good eats, thanks for the recipe.My best friend(who was Puerto Rican) and I made these for afterschool treats way back in junior high.She would laugh at how much I loved these as to me they were a new treat.Enjoy!
This is the same way Mami made them except for soaking with the garlic in the water. She'd add the mashed garlic afterwards. Either way this is yummy.
I made Tostones , for a Spanish Class project and they were kind of plain ,but a little tasty! I thought they were wonderful ! I'm also going to put my pictures on here! They were a little dry though : ( I thought they would taste better.)
We make a lot of plantains here both ripe and green and have never heard of soaking the green plantains; we always add the garlic afterwards. This is served as a side dish with many Caribbean dishes like ropa vieja, bistec empanizado with rice and beans. It does make a nice snack with drinks or alone, thanks for posting, Diane :)
I am from PR, the only thing I do different is I dont soak the plantains in water.
my family always makes this. anytime of year. we always have to buy lots of plantains, because the tostenes are eaten up very quickly. the best snack.