Debra’s Tostone Recipe
What you will need:
Extra Virgin olive oil
2-3 Green Plantains
To start your tostones:
Fill bottom of sauté pan with at least a ¼ inch of olive oil to cover bottom of pan. Start
heating oil on Medium-High heat. Keeping an eye on it while preparing plantain!
Take your green plantain and cut off both ends, then cut down the peel of the plantain in
at least 3-4 areas from end to end, making sure you do not cut into the inside area.
Wet a cloth leaving some of the water in the cloth and then wrap the plantain in it and put
it in the microwave on high for 3 min.
When finished it will be very hot to the touch so use a hot pad to remove.
Take off the peeling and slice the plantain into ¾ inch slices. Should have 7-8 pieces per
Place each piece onto a piece of wax paper, leaving some space between each.
Cover with another piece of wax paper and use something with a flat bottom to mash
each piece to about ¼ inch thickness.
When oil is hot you can test it by placing a piece into the oil. It should start to sizzle if
oil it hot.
Continue placing the rest of the plantain pieces into the hot oil, making sure to not
overcrowd the pan.
When the edges of the plantain begin to turn golden brown, flip it to the other side and
cook until golden. They will cook fast so do not walk away while cooking.
Using your tongs, remove each piece and place on a plate lined with a paper towel to
absorb and oil that remains.
Sprinkle kosher salt on all!