The photo represents a still cooking, ‘pre-smashed’ version. We forgot to get the picture of the end product but they do look pretty cool. Honest.
Found out about these Puerto Rican/ South American/ Caribbean treats from Linda’s hubby Eric after he came back from a visit to Florida. He said ours were way better than the ones he had on his trip…of course they were!
Can (to smash the cooked plantains)
2-3 medium plantains
Salt and pepper to taste
HEAT oil in pan.
PEEL the plantains and cut into 1″ thick disks.
FRY plantains, about 2 minutes per side.
DRAIN fried plantains.
SMASH the plantain using your can.
REFRY the flattened plantain.
PLACE tostones on paper to drain.
SPRINKLE with salt and pepper.
Serve as an appetiser or we suggest as an accompaniment with BBQ meats or other veg.