Each plantain makes about 6 tostones.
Tostone or fried plantains are a favorite of many Latin American countries. Tostones are not the same as the sweet plantains used in many dishes called Maduros. They contain more starch & therefore are the more savory way to serve plantains. They are like a Latin American french fry! Crispy, salty, deliciously starchy, tostones are a staple in Puerto Rican meals. Traditionally, they are double fried, but Sol Canyon Kitchen makes an air fried version in this episode to compare to their delicious traditional version. Anyway, you can eat a plantain you should since they are the perfect solution for a healthy, high starch, high carb, low-fat diet. Enjoy!
By the way… the name Tostones comes from the word Tostone, which was the name of the Spanish currency used during the colonial period. Just a cool fact you may like to know! We did.
Peel green plantains & slice diagonally in about 1 1/2” slices
Heat oil in the pan to medium-high heat
When hot add sliced plantains
Brown plantain slices in oil & turn over & brown on the other side
Remove from oil & smash
Put back into hot oil & fry for the second time
Remove & sprinkle salt
Enjoy alone, top with guacamole or enjoy in a beautiful bowl of rice & beans.