Tostones (Fried Plantains)

I have never had plantains in my life. So when my hubby made these I was a little unsure. But they are really yummy. He fries them not once, but twice and then you dip them in ketchup, weird I know. But they are really good. Don’t knock it till you try it!

You will need 4 green plantains
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cut the ends off, each plantain
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and then peel the outer skin off the plantain
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heat a medium skillet to medium high heat and add about 1/2 inch of vegetable oil
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while the oil heats up

cut the plantains into 1-1 1/2 inch thick slices
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once the oil is nice and hot add the sliced plantains to the oil
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Normy did 8-10 at a time
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fry for one to two minutes on each side until they are golden in color,
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grab a plate covered with a few layers of paper towels and remove the cooked plantains onto the plate and let the plantains hangout on the paper towels to drain excess oil, while you finish cooking the rest. Drain all plantains on paper towel lined plate.

once they are all cooked and drained, smoosh them flat with a tostonera, or any kitchen utensil that has a large enough flat surface (two plates work)
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add the plantains back to the oil fry them a 2nd time until they are crisp and golden brown, on both sides.
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once they are cooked, remove them from pan
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and place on a paper towel lined plate and sprinkle salt over the plantains and drain.
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serve hot and dip in ketchup
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Recipe

 4 green plantains, cut the ends off, each plantains
and then peel the outer skin off the plantain
heat a medium skillet to medium high heat and add about 1/2 inch of vegetable oil
while the oil heats up
cut the plantains into 1-1 1/2 inch thick slices
once the oil is nice and hot add the sliced plantains to the oil
Normy did 8-10 at a time
fry for one to two minutes on each side until they are golden in color,
grab a plate covered with a few layers of paper towels and remove the cooked plantains onto the plate and let the plantains hangout on the paper towels to drain excess oil, while you finish cooking the rest. Drain all plantains on paper towel lined plate.
once they are all cooked and drained, smoosh them flat with a tostonera, or any kitchen utensil that has a large enough flat surface (two plates work)
add the plantains back to the oil fry them a 2nd time until they are crisp and golden brown, on both sides.
once they are cooked, remove them from pan
and place on a paper towel lined plate and sprinkle salt over the plantains and drain.
serve hot and dip in ketchup
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