• 6servings
  • 30minutes

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Nutrition Info . . .

NutrientsLipids, Cellulose
MineralsNatrium, Potassium, Cobalt

Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 3 unripe (firm and green) plantains

  2. 3 cups vegetable oil

  3. Salt

  4. Lime

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Peel the plantains: Cut off the ends using a sharp knife, score the skin on four sides, then use your fingers to pry the skin loose.

  2. Cut peeled plantains into one-inch pieces. Fry them in a skillet in the vegetable oil over moderately high heat for five minutes, then set them out on paper towels to drain and cool slightly.

  3. Smash each fried plantain to a quarter-inch thickness with a tool called a tostonera . You can also use a mallet or the heel of your hand.

  4. Soak the plantains in salty water for one minute; they'll emerge perfectly seasoned. Set them out on paper towels to drain.

  5. Fry the tostones again for five minutes until crisp; drain them on paper towels and season with a little bit more salt before serving. They're delicious with a squirt of fresh lime juice, too.


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