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

  1. Tes says:

    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.

  2. healthyexposures says:

    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 😛

  3. sweetandsweat says:

    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?

  4. The Linz says:

    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!! 🙂

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