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Fried Plantains (Tostonos De Platanos)

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Category: Fruit, Appetizers

 Ingredients List

  • 3 c Water
  • 3 Green plantains; peeled and
  • -cut diagonally, 1 inch
  • -thick slices
  • 3 Cloves garlic; chopped
  • 3 ts Salt
  • Vegetable oil for deep
  • -frying


In large bowl, combine water, plantains, garlic and 2 3/4 teaspoons salt.
Let stand 15 minutes.

Drain plantains well, reserving liquid. Dry plantains on paper towels.

In large skillet, heat 1/2" oil until deep-fat thermometer registers 375
degrees. Add plantains and fry 7 minutes. Drain plantains on paper towels.
When cool enough to handle, use palm of hand to flatten plantains to 1/4"
thickness. Dip plantains in reserved liquid and dry on paper towels.

Refry plantains in hot oil until crisp and golden; drain on paper towels.
Lightly sprinkle remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt over plantains and serve hot.

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