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Tostones Recipe!

10 Jan

“Tostones” (Fried Green Plantains) -Page 97

Ingredients

2 cups corn oil
3 green plantains
Coarse salt

Directions:

  • Heat 2 to 3 inches of oil in a large heavy pot over medium heat
  • Cut the ends off the plantains
  • Peel skin off with your knife
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  • Cut plantains into 1 ½ inches
  • Place 4 or 5 plantains into the oil (Ensure oil is hot enough)
  • Fry plantains for about 2 minutes on each side
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  • Remove and continue frying the remaining plantains in the same manner (leave oil over low-medium heat for second stage of frying)
  • Once you have fried all plantains, begin flattening them (I used the palms of my hands—The bottom of a plate can also be used)
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  • Raise oil back to medium heat
  • Fry plantains a SECOND time for another 2 -3 minutes (This is the infamous step i forgot-refer to blog)
  • Transfer them to a paper towel lined plate
  • Let them drain and sprinkle with salt. Serve immediately.
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*Recipe taken from Sabor! Cookbook


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