Island Fever Tostones

tostones

Tostones are one of the most popular ways to prepare plantain bananas, a staple of the Caribbean diet.  Add some of our tropical salsa for a sweet combination.

Ingredients Needed for Tostones:

What to do:

  1. Heat your veggie oil – you want enough to almost cover the plantains.
  2. Peel plantains and cut into slices, about 1 inch thick.
  3. Fry your cut plantains on each side until slightly browned.  You know they are done when you can get a fork in them. Drain on paper towels.
  4. Smash with a mallet
  5. Quickly soak them in a mixture of water and adobo seasoning.  This will make them more flavorful and extra crispy on the outside and moist on the inside.
  6. Fry again for another 1 1/2 to 2 minutes. They will be done when you tap them with a fork and fork does not enter.
  7. Drain and season with some salt.
  8. If you are going to top your tostones with a bit of the salsa, only serve immediately after topping them – you don’t want to make them soggy! Otherwise, put tostones out for guests to dip into the salsa themselves.

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