This is a staple in the Caribbean, perhaps because they are so delicious and easy to make. The end result is a crunchy plantain that you can eat by itself, dip it in a sauce and even use it like the buns on a burger.
- 2 green plantains
- Oil for frying
- Peel the plantains, the greener the better. Peeling a green plantain is not easy but you can do it. I have faith in you. Here is a tip. Make cuts along the plantain along the lines of the fruit just enough to penetrate the skin. Cut the tip and put them under running water while you peel off the skin. It will make your life much easier.
- After they are peeled, cut them in one inch chunks.
- Fry them for a couple of minutes until they are hard on the outside but not too hard.
- Smash them with the bottom of a mug or a plate ( there are actual tools for this but I don't think you are likely to have one. Just be careful.
- After they are smashed, fry them again until crunchy.
Let them cool, put a little salt on them and you are done! Tostones!