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Tostones - Haitian-Fried Green Plantains submitted by Patricia Sumner Duarte, Madisonville, KY

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Serves 6-8 | Prep Time 20 min | Cook Time 25 min-30 min.

Why I Love This Recipe

Being a missionary to Haiti, these are served every day, it is one of the Haitian dishes that I really like when prepared right.

Ingredients You'll Need

Green plantains, peeled and sliced diagonally into 1-inch pieces
Oil for deep frying


Heat about 1/2-inch of oil in a heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Add half the plantain slices to the hot oil and fry, turning frequently, until they begin to brown on all sides. Remove to a paper-towel-lined plate and repeat with the remaining slices.
When all the slices have been fried, use a glass or small plate to press each slice to a thickness of about 1/3-inch.
Return half the flattened slices to the hot oil and fry again on each side until well browned and crispy. Drain on paper towels and repeat with the remaining flattened slices. Serve hot with mojo garlic sauce.

some people soak the plantains in Salt water for about 1 hour then dry them good , then start your frying process...this makes them crispier.

Pairs Well With

rice and beans

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