Fried Plantains

Fried plantains

Fried Plantains

I used to hang out with a Puerto Rican family when I was a teen. Mammy made the best food! I loved the rice she made at every meal. I used to help her in the kitchen so I could learn too! I never did learn the rice, but she did teach me to make the plantains. These are super yummy! We don’t have them often but every once in a while I will see some beautiful plantains and have to make them! They are pictured with a Cuban sandwich and you get that recipe here.  Fried Plantains are also called Tostones.

Cuban and plantains-3

Fried Plantains

Ingredients:

Plantains,
Oil for frying
Bowl of cold water
Salt

Directions:

Slice the ends off the plantains. Slice down the length of the plantain as shown in the photo below. The skin is much thicker than a banana and doesn’t peel as well.
plantain cut
Cut the plantain into chunks about 2 inches thick.
plantain sliced
Fry the chunks in oil about an inch deep. Fry them on each side until lightly golden. Remove and drain.
plantain first fry
Using a spatula smash each one to just under 1 inch.
plantain smashedphoto 2 (1)
Immediately place each smashed plantain into a bowl of ice water. Let cool for a few minutes
plantain chilled
Remove and dry thoroughly on paper towel. Towel off the tops too, water in grease in going to splatter big time! Once dry, re-fry both sides of them until deeply golden and crisp. Drain, lightly salt and Enjoy while hot!!!
plantain second fry

Cuban and plantains

Fried Plantains
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Ingredients
  • Plantains,
  • Oil for frying
  • Bowl of cold water
  • Salt
Instructions
  1. Slice the ends off the plantains. Slice down the length of the plantain as shown in the photo below. The skin is much thicker than a banana and doesn’t peel as well.
  2. Cut the plantain into chunks about 2 inches thick.
  3. Fry the chunks in oil about an inch deep. Fry them on each side until lightly golden. Remove and drain.
  4. Using a spatula smash each one to just under 1 inch.
  5. Immediately place each smashed plantain into a bowl of ice water. Let cool for a few minutes
  6. Remove and dry thoroughly on paper towel. Towel off the tops too, water in grease in going to splatter big time! Once dry, re-fry both sides of them until deeply golden and crisp. Drain, lightly salt and Enjoy while hot!!!

 

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