Tostones are Puerto Rican fried plantains. Plantains are kind of like a large banana...and when they are green in colour, have a starchy potato flavour. When yellowy black, the plantain is fully ripe, and tastes more like a banana. For Tostones we use green plantains. They are easy to make...but a little time consuming. However if you love nachos, these are a great Whole30 alternative.


2 Green Plantains
1 tbsp of Avocado Oil plus more for the pan as you go


1. Peel the Plantains by cutting a slit along one of the ridges that run the length of the plantain. Now cut into 1 inch coins, and take off the peel from the slit you made.

2. Heat a frying pan to medium heat. Once hot, pour in the Avocado oil. Put half of the coins into the frying pan and cook about 2 - 3 minutes per side. You want them to be golden brown.

3. Once golden brown on both sides, remove from the frying pan to a cutting board. Get a plate and grease the bottom side of the plate with a little Avocado Oil. One at a time squish the Plantain slices until they flatten out. You may need to use a knife to remove them from the plate.

4. Put more Avocado oil into the frying pan, and fry again...2 - 3 more minutes per side or until crispy. Remove to a plate lined with paper towel and sprinkle with salt to taste. Repeat until they have all been cooked.

5. Serve with fresh Pico De Gallo, or make them into individual nacho bites as pictured above by topping them with a little Guacamole, Taco Meat, and your favourite Salsa. 

*Notes: You can also make them into a bun by cutting the Plantain length wise and following the same can use these as hot dog or sausage "buns." They are also tasty with a sprinkle of Tajin Seasoning.

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