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Recipe of the Week: Tostones
Talk about an addictive snack! Tostones are a quick and easy snack/side dish that is loved by many Cubans and other Caribbean islands. Not only are they tasty and crispy but they’re also fun to make-who knew smashing bananas was such a stress reliever.
These twice fried green bananas are a great treat to kick-start the summer, whether you’re snacking alone or having a few loved ones over, you’re sure to have a good time with these treats on the table!
•Oil for frying
1.In a large skillet, heat oil over medium fire
2.While oil heats up, peel the plantains: cut the tips off first, make a length-wise slit through the skin and remove banana. Cut the banana into 2" rounds
3.Carefully place the rounds into the hot oil and fry on both sides for 3-5 minutes or until soft (yellow/ slightly brown)
4.Remove the rounds from the oil and allow them to drain/cool on a paper towel
5.Using a tostonera (a tool used to flatten the banana or a brown paper bag, take one round at a time press down/smash the plantain to about half its size
6.Reheat your oil. Once it gets hot, place your flatten banana into the oil. Allow them to fry until golden brown on both sides
7.Remove and place on paper towel to absorb oil, salt to liking & enjoy!