Tostones, or Fried Banana. (Venezuela)

READY IN: 25mins
Mami J
Recipe by Daniel Aguilar

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

Top Review by Mami J

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 Recipe #13100. Thank you for posting. Made for Fall PAC '09.

Directions

  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".

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