Tostones (Potatoes)

Recipe by cookiedog
READY IN: 1hr 10mins




  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Bake the potatoes for at least 45 minutes. Allow them to cool so you can easily peel and cut them into 1/4 inch slices. Heat the oil in a 10-inch cast-iron skillet over medium heat. Brown the slices of potatoes, turning frequently. Meanwhile, prepare the gravy.
  • Chile Gravy: Heat the additional 2 tablespoons oil in another skillet and blend in the flour. Cook until the flour is golden to make a roux, then stir in the garlic. Cook for just 1 minute. Add the cumin and oregano. Remove skillet from the heat.
  • Combine the chile powder and water in a medium bowl, whisking until well blended. Add the chicken broth. Whisk this chile mixture into the flour roux. Place the skillet back over medium heat, and whisk the sauce to keep it smooth. Add the vinegar and salt and simmer for at least 15 minutes until the gravy thickens.
  • To Serve the Tostones: arrange the potatoes in a shallow casserole or in 6 individual bowls and drizzle the gravy over the top. Garnish with the cheese and minced green onions, if desired.