Puerto Rican Plantain Tostones
photo by Bryce S.
- Ready In:
- 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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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.
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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.