Tostones or Fried Plantains

Hi guys, I have a recipe that is one of my many favorite Puerto Rican foods.  This dish is so easy to make and very addicting.  Growing up in the Humboldt Park area in Chicago you can always find great Puerto Rican food.

This dish is great as a snack or side item along with rice and beans another favorite of mine.  I do have a video up on this on my channel Ruthycancook that I hope you go check out.

This is not the best picture but they are super yummy.




3 plantains

2-table salt

Water enough to soak plantains in

Oil for frying

Salt to taste


Cut the ends off of the plantain and then peel them using the seems to score down them.

Cut the plantains into slices and then put them into the salt water.

Let the plantains soak in the salt water for about 20 to 30 minutes and then dry them off with a paper towel.

Heat oil in pan until oil is hot and then add in the cut plantains but not over crowding the pan. Cook on each side for about 2 to 3 minutes slightly brown then turn them over and cook the other side for another 2 to 3 minutes.

Once done remove from pan and smash between two plates and then place them on a plate until done with smashing the rest.

With oil hot put the smash plantains into oil and cook on each side until golden brown about 2 to 3 minutes each side.

Place cook tostones on plate and then salt them and ready to serve.


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