Tostones (Fried Green Plantains)

Tostones (Fried Green Plantains)


2 green plantains, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch pieces
vegetable oil for shallow frying, about 1/2 to 1 cup of oil
1/2 cup kosher salt
1 qt water

These tostones are green plantains that are twice fried.

  • Peel then slice the plantains into 1/2 inch rounds.
  • Add the water, salt and sliced plantains to a large bowl of water and mix well.
  • Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  • Drain the plantains and dry with paper towels.
  • Heat oil using medium high heat in a large skillet and fry the plantains for about 5 minutes, turning half way through cooking.
  • Let cool, then place the plantains on a flat surface and using a coffee cup or a glass with a flat bottom,  press each plantain down using moderate pressure.
  • Once completed refry the plantains for about 1 minute per side.
  • Drain on paper towels and season to taste with kosher salt.


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