Puerto Rican Tostones (Fried Plantains) Recipe

  • 5 tablespoons oil for frying
  • 1 green plantain
  • 3 cups cold water
  • salt to taste
  1. Peel the plantain and cut it into 1-inch chunks.
  2. Heat the oil in a large skillet. Place the plantains in the oil and fry on both sides,; approximately 3 1/2 minutes per side.
  3. Remove the plantains from the pan and flatten the plantains by placing a plate over the fried plantains and pressing down.
  4. Dip the plantains in water, then return them to the hot oil and fry 1 minute on each side. Salt to taste and serve immediately.