Vegan one fried Tostones – “Cuban Inspo”

Simple and delightful, “Tostonesare fried big plantain chunks, not once but twice! a very iconic Caribbean food that everybody loves, easy and fast to make.

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I’m not gonna lie: I love double fried plantains, but always is good to have an alternative to make those delicious chips a little bit “lighter” in fat. So I can’t say this is the traditional recipe, instead I would say that it is a Cuban Inspired recipe idea, so this is how I do to have them with just one time fried, saving calories using the convection oven or an air fryer. Take a look!

Vegan one fried Tostones

  • Servings: 4 persons
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Ingredients:

2 big green plantains

3 cloves garlic

1 tsp salt

1/3 cup vegetable oil to fry.

Steps:

  1. Peel them, cutting the ends first and then make a superficial cut along the plantain. Try to pull apart only the skin.
  2. Cut them into 1 inch slices.
  3. In a skillet at high heat, warm the oil, once it get hot add the plantains. Let them fry for about 2 minutes or until their are a little bit golden brown.
  4. Take them out the fry pan to an paper towel, fold the paper over the slice and press it with a rolling pin or between two plates, they will get flat and smashed.
  5. Finish them in the oven, on a baking tray lined with parchment paper at 350 for 8 to 10 minutes. This step will allows you make the plantains crunchy outside, without frying them again, saving you calories, but not flavor!
  6. Meanwhile prepare your seasoning: Mash the garlic with the salt on a mortar, or you can use the food processor to finely mince the garlic, put it on a big bowl, then add the salt on it.
  7. Once the your “tostones” are done, season them with the garlic mixture tossing them very well, so every bite get coated with a garlicky flavor.

This round flat chunks are usually served with Black beans stew, or “potage” as the Cubans called it, if you are curious and tempted you definitely should take a look at this recipe here! you’ll find a traditional recipe to pair with these amazing plantains!

Hope you try it, and enjoy them as much as I do! Please don’t be shy and let me know how do like this recipe, and if you have any question, let me know you can contact me here, on Instagram or Facebook !

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