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Tostones

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Tostones
  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 15 min
  • Servings 13
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Enjoy these crispy plantain slices that are ready in just 15 minutes – a perfect Latin American side dish.

Ingredients

1
green (unripe) plantain, peeled
3
cups vegetable oil
1
teaspoon salt

Directions

  • 1 In deep 12-inch skillet or deep fryer, heat oil to 375°F over medium-high heat. Slice plantain into 1/2-inch pieces. With tongs, carefully place sliced plantains in hot oil. Cook 1 to 1 1/2 minutes, turning frequently. (Cook ripe plantains 45 seconds to 1 minute.)
  • 2 Remove from hot oil, and place on paper towels. Using tostonera or the bottom of glass, press each plantain slice to about 1/8-inch thickness. (Press ripe plantains to 1/4-inch thickness.)
  • 3 Return pressed plantains to hot oil. Cook a few at a time, turning frequently, until golden yellow and crispy. Drain on paper towels. Sprinkle evenly with salt.
Tips  

If using ripe plantains, serve with white rice. Or this can be served with a rice and black bean dish.

A tostonera is a small wooden press for making tostones. It can be purchased at many Latin food stores.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
45
(
Calories from Fat
20
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
2 1/2g
4%
(
Saturated Fat
0g
0%
,
Trans Fat
0g
)
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
180mg
8%
Potassium
80mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
5g
2%
(
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
,
Sugars
0g
)
Protein
0g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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