Tostones de Platano (Plantain Chips)
1 cup of frying oil
2 plantains, peeled, sliced one inch thick pieces
salt to taste
Work quickly but very carefully.
Heat oil in pan (preferably non stick) over medium high heat. To make sure it's hot
enough put just the very tip of the first plantain slice into the oil, it should sizzle,
otherwise wait a couple of seconds more and try again.
Carefully place slices in hot oil one at a time and fry until a light golden color overall,
with no browning. This should take about 2 or 3 minutes.
Remove from oil and drain on plate lined with paper towels.
Repeat until all slices are cooked. Do not turn off heat of frying pan when finished.
Place plantains in something that will flatten them like a plantain press (tostonera) or a
tortilla press or sometimes I've even used the bottom of a mug to press down and
flatten them on my cooking board until it is about 1/4 inch thick.
Carefully place flattened slices in frying pan and continue to cook until golden brown on
both sides, turning once. Remove from pan.
Drain on a plate lined with fresh paper towels.
Season immediately with salt. (I also like to sprinkle garlic powder or mashed garlic in
olive oil on my tostones)
Puerto Rican Recipes