Tostones

Tostones 250 Author: Canadian Living Credits: Tostones 250

Like French fries, chunky crispy tostones are irresistible. Tostones are made with green plantains (cooking bananas), but ripe brown plantains, called maduros when fried, make a sweeter version. Try either, or fry a plate of both.

  • Portion size 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 large plantains
  • 2 large plantains
  • vegetable oil for frying
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Method

Peel green and ripe plantains; cut into 1-inch (2.5 cm) slices. Set plantains aside separately.

Pour about 1 inch (2.5 cm) oil into large deep skillet or wide saucepan. Heat over medium-high heat until deep-frying thermometer registers 375°F (190°C) or 1-inch (2.5 cm) cube of white bread turns golden in about 40 seconds.

In batches, fry green plantains, turning often, until softened, 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer to paper towel-lined baking sheet and cover with paper towel.

With hands or bottom of glass, flatten fried plantains to half slice's thickness. Repeat with ripe plantains, frying for 2 to 3 minutes.

Return slices to same hot oil; fry, turning once, for 1 minute. Remove to paper towels. Sprinkle with salt. Serve warm.

Nutritional facts <b>Per serving:</b> about

  • Sodium 76 mg
  • Protein 1 g
  • Calories 229.0
  • Total fat 14 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Saturated fat 1 g
  • Total carbohydrate 30 g

%RDI

  • Iron 4.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 11.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 0.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 9.0
  • Vitamin C 17.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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