Tostones are an essential part of any Cuban dinner. I’ll show you how to make these twice-fried plantains to impress everyone at your table! Here’s what you’ll need:
- Plantain (must be firm and green)
- 1/4 cup of water
- 2 Teaspoons salt
- Oil for frying
First, preheat a skillet with vegetable oil (or any flavorless oil) on medium-low heat. Next, peel your plantain. Cut the plantain so that you have pieces that measure to about a little over one inch. Fry your plantain pieces flat-side down on both sides until light golden brown and remove them from the pan. Place a plantain piece between two sheets of parchment paper (you could also use wax paper or plastic wrap), and with the bottom of a glass, smash the plantain to make a flat disc. Separately, mix the salt and water together and stir until the salt has dissolved. Quickly dip the plantain disc into the salted water and set aside. Repeat until completed.
Carefully fry the salted plantains until it reaches a golden brown color. Lay on a paper towel to drain and serve warm.