Puerto Rican Plantain Tostones

"A simple appetizer or snack. Very tasty."
photo by Bryce S. photo by Bryce S.
photo by Bryce S.
Ready In:
30 tostones




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

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  1. 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.
  2. 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!
  3. 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) =)
  4. 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!
  5. 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 live in California. I have for all of my life. I try to cook a full meal at least once a week with my boyfriend. A coulpe of times a month we'll make something snacky like banana bread or cookies. I love cooking with him and I love cooking for him.
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