Tostones, or Fried Banana. (Venezuela)

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

I always ate this when I was a child, and now too. Is a good snack from Venezuela.


  1. peel the banana.
  2. cut into 2 cm cylinders.
  3. fry these cylinders until the banana is a pale yellow colour.
  4. remove from the heat.
  5. place on a non-porous surface and using a glass or a plate you squash the plantain to make circles about half a Cm. thick.
  6. Use salt to your own taste and fry until they are crispy.
  7. Serve hot with guasacaca sauce or garlic "mojo".
Most Helpful

I ended up with a 4-star rating, however, I made this using regular green bananas and it didn't turn out very well, they were sort of sweet and burned before they were crispy. Then I used green plantains and they were very, very good. Had them with Guasacaca Sauce (Venezuela). Thank you for posting. Made for Fall PAC '09.

Mami J October 29, 2010

i guys its me! i loved this recipe!!! im still looking for a recipe on grilled bannana peppers so i'm gonna keep on looking.

Bryan Byers April 06, 2004

I really liked this recipe- It helped me with a spanish cooking project and It makes a GREAT side dish.

Ikasu October 27, 2002