Since I last posted… I’ve finished finals, packed some stuffed, said some sad goodbyes and flown across the country. But before that, I went to a small potluck. As I was trying to use up everything in my kitchen, I made tostones from 2 green plantains I had sitting in my kitchen.
Tostones are fried green plantains eaten throughout the Caribbean. This recipe is courtesy of my sister who lived in the Dominican Republic for 3 years.
2 green plantains
oil for frying
Peel and slice your plantains into 3/4 inch-1 inch rounds.
Heat oil in a pan. Fry rounds until golden
Transfer to a paper towel lined cutting board (or on the counter is fine, it’ll just get oily).
Cover with another paper towel or two and using your hand mash into a thin circle. You can make them as thin or thick as you’d like. I like them pretty thin.
Fry again. Once they are golden transfer them to a paper towel lined plate and salt.
Serve on their own or with ketchup (or really any dipping sauce).
Fun, easy treat for a small gathering.
Coming up soon… another unhealthy way to eat a plantain!
Have a great night!
11 thoughts on “Tostones”
It looks so delicious. I would love to dip those delicious things in honey and eat. This is a recipe I must try. Thanks for sharing.
Congrats on finishing finals!! 😀
I’ve never had plantains but those look delish! I bet they taste good dipped in PB.
Glad you made it home safely 🙂
And I just bought a plantain yesterday after being inspired by your last post…can’t wait to see what you do next, too! I’ve never had one before so I’m not sure what to expect 😛
I bet you’re so glad to be done!!! Congrats, and welcome home!
Wow… busy few days!! Are you coming back to NY or are you done for good?
I had these in Haiti and have been wanting to make them ever since!!! Thanks for the recipe!
YAY you’re done! Doesn’t it feel amazing?! Your Tostones look good. Anything that involves plantains and oil are a win in my book. Are you back home in CA?! Isn’t the weather so bipolar. Arghh where’s the beautiful California sun?
Congrats on surviving finals! The tostones look wonderful and reminds me of a wonderful trip we took to Miami!
Are you in California now? Want to come visit us for the 4th of July?
Love this!! I eat plantains all the time, but I have never seen them crushed like that. It’s more like chips! I can’t wait to try it!! 🙂
goodness i love plantains so much!!!