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Heat the Oil and Peel the Green PlantainContinue to 2 of 4 below.
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Fry the Slices
Fry the slices in the hot oil for 3 minutes. They should be a light golden color and semi-soft.Continue to 3 of 4 below.
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Smash Into Rounds and Refry
Remove the plantain slices with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Maintain the oil’s temperature.
When the plantain slices are cool enough to handle (about 1 minute), smash them into flat rounds.
Fry the rounds in the hot oil for 3 minutes. They will turn crisp and golden brown.
Tip: If you don't have a tostonera, like the one shown in the photo, you can use a meat mallet or large bottom cup to flatten the rounds.Continue to 4 of 4 below.
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Drain on Paper Towels
Remove the tostones with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Salt to taste.