Appetizer Recipes

Fried Green Plantains Recipe

Fried Green Plantains Recipe - Tostones

Fried Green Plantains is a popular side dish that was mainly served at breakfast in Jamaica but is now eaten with all meals. These crisp flattened green plantains are called tostones by many. It is a staple in the Caribbean and Latin America.


  • 2 green plantains
  • 1 tablespoon salt


  1. Peel plantain by making 2 incisions on opposite sides of the plantain skin.
  2. Please save the skin and try not to break it.
  3. Lay the plantain on a cuttinq board & cut the plantain into 1 inch slices in the middle (width, not length – like breaking a banana in 2).
  4. Heat skillet filled with just enough oil to cover the 1 inch slices.
  5. Fry plantain slices until golden brown on each side.
  6. Each slice needs about 30 seconds to to cook.
  7. Remove them a slice at a time, then place between the plantain skin.
  8. Press the plantain to make it flat. Try not to break it up.
  9. Place pressed plantain back in skillet & fry till golden brown.
  10. Place plantains in a dish layered with napkins so as to drain/soak up the oil.
  11. Sprinkle salt to taste.
  12. Serves 4

Fried Green Plantains Recipe - PIN

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