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5 from 1 vote

Tostones (Fried Plantains)

Golden, crisp and salty, Tostones are the favorite Dominican side dish. Best if consumed with meats, eggs, cheese, seafood and practically any other food you can think of.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Vanessa


  • 2 large green plantains
  • 2 cups vegetable or canola oil, for frying
  • Salt, to taste


  • Remove the skin from the plantains and cut into 1-inch thick rounds.
  • In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Fry the plantains until slightly golden on both sides, about 5 minutes. Transfer into a plate lined with a paper towel.
  • With the bottom of a bottle, small pan or tostonera if you have one, press on the plantains to flatten them to about half their original size.
  • Return the pressed plantains to the hot oil. Fry until crisp around the edges, about 2 minutes on each side.
  • Remove from the oil, place on a plate lined with paper towels and sprinkle with salt. Serve hot.