Tostones (Fried Plantain Cakes)

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Ingredients

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  • 2 cups canola oil
  • 2 large plantains
  • Kosher salt

Directions

Heat oil in a high-sided skillet over medium-high heat.
Peel plantains and chop into 2-inch logs (you should have about 8 logs).
When oil is hot, carefully place plantains in skillet. Fry evenly on all sides until just barely beginning to brown.
Remove to a paper towel-lined plate and sprinkle lightly with salt.
Reduce heat to medium. Allow plantains to cool slightly.
Using flat side of a knife, gently smash chunks into rough rounds.
Increase heat to medium-high.
When hot, place smashed plantains back into oil and fry a second time quickly, just until lightly browned.
Remove to a paper towel-lined plate and sprinkle lightly with salt.

Serve with Cuban Picadillo and melted cheese, with any Latin-flavored braised meat dish, as a fun snack or with any topping you can dream up!
Recipe from Central Market Shoreline - Culinary Resource Center
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