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Crispy Tostones with salt.

Crispy Salted Tostones

  • Author: Pinch of Yum
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 6-9 servings 1x


Crispy Salted Tostones – super easy recipe for golden brown bites of perfection with just one ingredient: PLANTAINS! video demo in the post.


  • 3 green plantains
  • 12 cups vegetable oil
  • sea salt to taste
  • Magic Green Sauce for dipping


  1. Peel the plantains by making a vertical cut through the skin and peeling it back with your hands or the edge of a spoon (see video).
  2. Cut the plantains into 1-inch thick pieces. Heat a layer of oil in a heavy bottomed pan (see video to eyeball the amount).
  3. Fry the plantains in batches. When the plantains are starting to turn light golden brown, remove from the oil and transfer to a plate lined with paper towels. Smash each piece with the back of a wooden spoon – this gives you a flatter shape with rougher edges. Return to the frying pan and fry for an additional 4-5 minutes or until golden brown and crispy. Transfer back to a paper towel lined plate to drain excess oil.
  4. Sprinkle with sea salt and serve immediately, dipped in some kind of yummy sauce.
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Cuisine: Puerto Rican

Keywords: tostones, salted tostones, tostone recipe