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Tostones (Fried Plantain Cakes)

Tostones (Fried Plantain Cakes)

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Difficulty Level: Intermediate
  • Prep Time:
    5 Minutes
  • Cook Time:
    PT10M
    5 Minutes
  • Yield:
    4 Servings
The possibilities are endless with these little cakes – top them with your favorite flavors. Their starchy sweetness balances well with anything from savory to spicy.
Ingredients
  • 2 cups canola oil
  • 2 large plantains
  • Kosher salt
  • 473.18ml canola oil
  • 2 large plantains
  • Kosher salt

The possibilities are endless with these little cakes – top them with your favorite flavors. Their starchy sweetness balances well with anything from savory to spicy.

Preparation
STEP 1

Heat oil in a high-sided skillet over medium-high heat.

Peel plantains and chop into 1-inch pieces (you should have about 16).

When oil is hot, carefully place plantains in skillet. Fry evenly on all sides until just barely beginning to brown.

STEP 2

Remove to a paper towel-lined plate and sprinkle lightly with salt.

STEP 3

Reduce heat to medium. Allow plantains to cool slightly. Using flat side of a knife, gently smash chunks into rough rounds.

STEP 4

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.

Options

Serve with Cuban Picadillo and melted cheese, or any Latin-flavored braised meat dish. They also make a fun snack with any topping you can dream up!

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