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Tostones (Fried Green Plantains) served on a white plate with mayo ketchup sauce and guacamole on the side.
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4.86 from 7 votes

Dominican Tostones (Fried Plantains)

Golden, crisp and salty, Tostones are the favorite Dominican side dish. Best if consumed with meats, eggs, cheese, seafood and practically any other food you can think of.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: caribbean, Dominican, Latin
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 203kcal
Author: Vanessa

Ingredients

  • 2 large green plantains
  • 2 cups vegetable or canola oil for frying
  • salt to taste

Instructions

  • Peel the plantains and cut into 1-inch thick slices.
  • In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Fry the plantains until lightly golden on both sides, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a plate lined with a paper towel.
  • Using the bottom of a bottle, small saucepan, or tostonera if you have one, press down the plantains to flatten them to about half their original size.
  • Return the pressed plantains to the hot oil. Fry until crisp around the edges, about 2 minutes on each side.

Notes

  • I recommend using a tostonera to press the plantains.
  • If the tostones fall apart when you press them, it is because you did not let them cook enough when you fry them the first time. If this happens returb the plantain slices to the oil before pressing them and let them cook a little longer.
  • To make tostones ahead of time, fry them just once and press. After pressing the tostones, reserve them in a container stacking them with parchment paper to avoid sticking and place in the fridge. When they are ready to eat, take them out of the refrigerator and fry them a second time so they are hot and crispy.

Nutrition

Calories: 203kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 447mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 1009IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg