Tostones (aka Fried Plantains) Recipe

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As a Puerto Rican, we make these plantains often. They are twice fried giving them extra crunchiness. Just add a pinch of salt and garlic salt and it becomes a really tasty side/appetizer!

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Servings: 8 chips
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Ingredients

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  • 1 plantain
  • Oil
  • Garlic Salt
  • A tostonera - see below for example (if you don't have one you can use an object like a brick wrapped in foil or some other hard object that will be easy to push down on)

Directions

  1. Cut a thin line (just the thickness of the peel) down the banana. Peel off - it comes off pretty easily. See pics below. Then cut on an angle about 1 inch pieces.
  2. Heat oil on medium/high - once it is hot - place banana slices in oil. COOK ON MED-LOW for about 3 minutes on each side.
  3. Once golden, place on paper towel to cool for 2 MINUTES (i leave the oil on low in the mean time, and right when I start using the tostonera, I will raise oil to Medium heat in preparation to re-fry the flatten bananas).
  4. Flatten in the tostonera (using a fork, rub a little of the oil on each surface of the tostonera to avoid sticking). Place flatten bananas back into oil and cook on medium for about 2-3 minutes on each side.
  5. Place on paper towel over plate and season with garlic salt & a little regular salt while they're still hot.

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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 14g
Recipe makes 8 servings
Calories 18  
Calories from Fat 0 0%
Total Fat 0.05g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.02g 0%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1mg 0%
Potassium 73mg 2%
Total Carbs 4.64g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0.3g 1%
Sugars 2.18g 1%
Protein 0.19g 0%
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