Puerto Rican Plantain Tostones
A simple appetizer or snack. Very tasty.
- 3 large very green plantains
- 3 teaspoons crushed fresh garlic
- 4 teaspoons salt
- 4 cups water
- 1/2 cup olive oil or canola oil
Peel plantains and slice into 1 inch thick sections.
Place water, salt and garlic in a large baking pan.
Soak the plantain slices in the garlic mixture for 20 minutes.
Pour oil in a pan set at 365 degrees.
Fry plantains until they are golden brown on all sides.
Flatten each plantain between sheets of wax paper with a plate or the palm of your hand.
Dip flattened plantains into garlic mixture and place on a paper towl.
Place plantains into the oil once again and fry until crispy and golden brown.
Sprinkle with salt to taste.
Serve promptly after frying for best taste.