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Fried Plantains Tostones Recipe

Fried Plantains Tostones Recipe

This Fried Plantains Tostones recipe is a delicious and easy way to enjoy plantains. Tostones are crispy, salty, and perfect for dipping in your favorite sauces.
There’s no denying that plantains are a delicious and popular food choice in many Latin American countries. In fact, they’re often considered a staple dish!
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Author: Lori Walker, MS, RD
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 hours
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 219kcal



  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 pieces green plantain
  • 2 tbsp salt


  • First, remove the peel from the plantain, discarding both ends. Cut the flesh into 2.5 cm thick slices.
  • Heat the oil over medium heat in a small deep saucepan. Then, use a slotted spoon to lower the plantain slices into the hot oil. Fry each side of the plantains until they are light golden brown. It will take approximately 5 minutes.
  • Use either a tostonera or the bottom of a large jar to flattened the plantains( If you don’t have tostonera) on a cutting board until they are about 0.5 cm thick.
  • Now, fry the plantains for a second time for 3-5 minutes. Both sides will be golden yellow. 
  • Place plantains on a plate. Sprinkle the salt to taste. Then keep it aside.
  • Use a Pulse setting on a blender to chop all the ingredients for dip until they are combined but still in chunks.
  • Serve the plantains with dip.


-After you fry plantains, use a paper towel to soak up any extra oil.
– The key to making crispy tostones is to flatten them thinly before frying them a second time. This will also help them stay crispier for longer.
-If you want to make sure your tostones are extra crispy, you can fry them a third time.
-Make sure to season your tostones with salt while they are still hot. This will help the salt stick to the tostones and give them more flavor.
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