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!