Enjoy these crispy plantain slices that are ready in just 15 minutes – a perfect Latin American side dish.

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About 13 servings

green (unripe) plantain, peeled
cups vegetable oil
teaspoon salt
  1. In deep 12-inch skillet or deep fryer, heat oil to 375°F over medium-high heat. Slice plantain into 1/2-inch pieces. With tongs, carefully place sliced plantains in hot oil. Cook 1 to 1 1/2 minutes, turning frequently. (Cook ripe plantains 45 seconds to 1 minute.)
  2. Remove from hot oil, and place on paper towels. Using tostonera or the bottom of glass, press each plantain slice to about 1/8-inch thickness. (Press ripe plantains to 1/4-inch thickness.)
  3. Return pressed plantains to hot oil. Cook a few at a time, turning frequently, until golden yellow and crispy. Drain on paper towels. Sprinkle evenly with salt.
Makes About 13 servings
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If using ripe plantains, serve with white rice. Or this can be served with a rice and black bean dish.
A tostonera is a small wooden press for making tostones. It can be purchased at many Latin food stores.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 45
    • (Calories from Fat 20),
  • Total Fat 2 1/2g
    • (Saturated Fat 0g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 0mg;
  • Sodium 180mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 5g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 0g),
  • Protein 0g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 0 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.