Fried Plantain or Tostones?
One of the biggest debates in many Caribbean household is the question that has lead to many heated discussions: “Which do you prefer, Fried Plantain or Tostones? Don’t take their word for it…try these recipes below and tell us which do YOU prefer?
Time needed: 20 minutes
- Heat Oil
Heat a large skillet with an inch of canola until its hot (375 degrees). While the oil is heating up, peel the green plantains and then cut them in 1 – 1.5 inch.
- Fry the Plantains
Fry the plantains for about 3 minutes or until they are a light golden color and semi-soft.
- Remove the Plantains
Remove the plantains and drain on a paper towel. Keep the oil heated.
- Smash Plantains
When plantains are cool enough to handle, smash them into flat rounds (You can place a plate over the fried plantains and press down or use the palm of your hand).
- Fry Plantains until Crisp and Golden Brown
Fry the plantains for a second time in the hot oil for about 3 minutes. They will turn crisp and golden brown.
- Remove any excess oil
Remove the tostones and drain on a paper towel to remove any excess oil.
- Add Salt
Add salt to taste.