If you’re like me, it’s hard to resist picking up a bag of plantain chips at the store…what if I told you Tostones were easy to make, way more satisfying, and better for you!
One of my favorite snacks, Tostones, are twice fried green plantains, a very popular dish in many parts of the Caribbean and Latin America.
This recipe is simple, quick and delicious!
Tasty Tostones! (Fried Green Plantains)
Peel plantains by cutting the ends and slicing the peel lengthwise. Make sure you don't cut past the peel into the inside!
Cut each plantain into slices ~1 inch thick.
Heat coconut oil in pan over medium heat.
Add the plantain slices without letting them touch each other. You may need to do this in two batches.
Fry the slices on each side until golden brown approximately 2 minutes each side.
Remove slices and place on cutting board. Using a flat bottom glass smoosh each slice to flatten out to ~1/4 inch.
Return to pan and fry the slices about 1 minute each side.
Remove and sprinkle with sea salt.
Optional: Lime juice goes with about anything! Squeeze a little bit of juice on your freshly made tostones!
Make sure you serve them right away, that's when they're best!