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Puerto Rican Plantain Tostones
From: Chantel

A simple appetizer or snack. Very tasty.

30 tostones

  • 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.