Saturday, June 13, 2009

Tostones (Flattened fried plantains)

Tostones is, without doubt, Dominican's favorite side dish.
Consider this dish as "Dominican Fries"

Time: 15 Mins
Difficulty: Easy
Serve: 4 people

Before starting to cook: No prior preparation is necessary.

  • 2 unripe plantains
  • 1/2 cup of oil
  • Salt

  1. Peel the plantains and cut into 1 inch thick slices. In a deep frying pan heat the oil and fry the plantains till golden brown. Flatten the plantains using the bottom of a flat-bottomed glass bottle. Fry the plantains again for 30 seconds on each side.
  2. A little salt sprinkled over
  3. Serve immediately.
***Ketchup or Ketchup & Mayonnaise makes a great dip!***

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