Puerto Rican Tostones (Fried Plantains)


  • 5 tablespoons oil for frying
  • 1green plantain
  • 3 cups cold water
  • salt to taste
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Peel the plantain and cut it into 1-inch chunks.


  • Step 2

    Heat the oil in a large skillet. Place the plantains in the oil and fry on both sides,; approximately 3 1/2 minutes per side.

  • Step 3

    Remove the plantains from the pan and flatten the plantains by placing a plate over the fried plantains and pressing down.

  • Step 4

    Dip the plantains in water, then return them to the hot oil and fry 1 minute on each side. Salt to taste and serve immediately.

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