Twice Fried Plantains

Recipe by Leslie
READY IN: 45mins
YIELD: 20 rounds




  • Cut off the ends of the plantain, then use a small knife to cut a slit along their natural ridges.
  • Pry the skin loose, using a knife if necessary, and then pull it off.
  • Cut the plantains crosswise into 1" rounds.
  • Place them in a bowl with the water, salt, and garlic for 30 minutes.
  • In a medium sized pot, or frying pan heat the oil to 325 degrees.
  • Drain the plantain slices and pat with a paper towels.
  • Fry a few rounds at a time, turning them occasionally until golden, not brown, and tender when pierced with a knife, about 5 minutes.
  • Drain the cooked slices on paper towels and allow them to cool for at least 1 minute.
  • Place the fried slices one by one between two pieces of waxed paper on a cutting board.
  • Gently press each slice with a mllet or rolling pin into rounds approximately 1/3" thick and 2" in diameter.
  • When all the slices are pressed, heat oil to 375 degrees, then refry the slices until golden brown and crispy on the outside, tender on the insdie, about 3 minute Drain the rounds on paper towel and sprinkle with salt, enjoy!.