Cookbook:Tostón (Fried Plantains)

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Tostón (Fried Plantains)
Category Venezuelan recipes
Servings 4
Time 30 minutes

Cookbook | Ingredients | Recipes | Cuisine of Venezuela

Tostón - Venezuelan Vegetable side dish



  1. Heat the oil in a deep fat fryer to 180°C / 350°F.
  2. Slice the plantain very thinly, then fry in the hot oil until golden brown.
  3. Remove from the oil, and when cool enough to handle, sprinkle with salt and flatten each slice with a mallet until very thin.
  4. Reheat the oil until very hot then fry the flattened plantain slices until crisp and golden on both sides. Drain on absorbent paper.

These can be served hot or at room temperature with a dipping sauce or salsa as an appetiser or plain as an accompaniment to a main course.

N.B This recipe will not work with ripe plantains. Get then as unripe as possible.