Tostones (Fried Plantains)

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A Puerto Rican side, usually served with rice and beans in our family.

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 2 cups vegetable oil for frying

  • 3 plantains, peeled and sliced into 1-inch pieces

  • salt to taste

  • garlic powder to taste

Directions

  1. Heat the oil in a heavy skillet over medium heat. Place a few plantain slices in the oil, and cook until lightly golden in color, about three minutes. Drain on paper towels. Repeat with the remaining slices.

  2. While the plantain slices are still warm, place them one at a time between two sheets of wax paper, and flatten by hand to 1/4 inch thick. Return flattened slices to the skillet, and continue frying until golden brown. Drain on paper towels, and season with salt and garlic powder.

Editor's Note

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

175 Calories
8g Fat
29g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 175
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Sodium 197mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 10%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 17mg 83%
Calcium 3mg 0%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 449mg 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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