Catch my Twice Fried Plantaons (patacones, tostones) video? Learn how to make them by checking out my Reels! Recipe below:
Cooking oil for frying (can be canola, coconut, olive, vegetable or avocado)
2-4 green plantains
How to prepare: On a cutting board, cut off both ends of the plantain. Peel the plantains. Cut into slices, about 1/2 inch thick on a slight angle. Heat pan on medium to medium high heat. Pour a generous amount of oil into the pan, about 1/2 inch deep. Once oil begins to bubble, carefully place each slice into the pan using a spatula or grill tongs.
Work in batches; do not overcrowd the pan. Spread out in the pan to make sure they cook evenly. Once golden, flip plantains. Cook for about 3-4 mins or until both sides are golden. Remove them from pan and place on cutting board double lined with paper towels. Using a tostonera or bottom of a mug on a cutting board, flatten each slice to about 1/4 inch thick once cool enough to touch (for crispier patacones, flatten out more. For doughier, leave thicker).
Pour more oil in the pan. Fry plantains again for 1-2 minutes on each side, until edges are golden brown and crispy. Remove and place on a plate double-lined with paper towel to absorb some of the oil. Sprinkle with salt.