Submitted by Arfito
nice big green plantains
Oil to fry, I like Canola
salt to taste (I happen not to salt mine)
big pot to fry
a tostonera which is a wood gizmo for the kitchen or my favorite a Starkist Tuna
a slit in plantain. Peel off. Cut into two inch chunks.
the chunks halfway. Now I forgot the oil has to be very very hot before you do
this or you will get oily, nasty plantains. So watch it and do not burn
out the chunks. Put where you can smash them with the tuna can into discs.
(Starz note: In my
house, we flatten the plantains with a fork, like you do with peanut butter
If you fried them halfway correctly it will be easy. If you are having a hard
time smashing you did not do it right. Do it again.
the discs and fry until golden brown. Salt lightly and I mean lightly.
5. Eat before your family realizes they are very good and take them away from you.