Puerto Rican Tostones (Fried Plantains)


Tostones are crispy fried green plantains. Serve as a side dish with your meal or as an appetizer.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins


  • 1 green plantain

  • 5 tablespoons oil for frying

  • 3 cups cold water

  • salt to taste


  1. Peel plantain and cut into 1-inch slices. Fill a bowl with 3 cups of cold water.

  2. Heat oil in a large deep skillet over medium-high heat; add plantain slices in an even layer and fry on both sides until golden brown, about 3 1/2 minutes per side. Set skillet aside.

  3. Transfer plantain slices to a chopping board; flatten each one by placing a small plate on top and pressing down. Dip plantain slices in cold water.

  4. Reheat oil in the skillet over medium heat; cook plantain slices for 1 minute on each side. Season to taste with salt and serve immediately.

    close up view of Puerto Rican Tostones (Fried Plantains) with herbs on a platter
    Melissa Goff

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

136 Calories
3g Fat
29g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 136
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Sodium 14mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 10%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 17mg 83%
Calcium 13mg 1%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 450mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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