Cookbook:Tostón (Fried Plantains)
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|Tostón (Fried Plantains)|
Tostón is a Venezuelan vegetable side dish of fried plantain. These can be served hot or at room temperature with a dipping sauce or salsa as an appetiser or plain as an accompaniment to a main course.
Ingredients[edit | edit source]
Procedure[edit | edit source]
- Heat the oil in a deep fat fryer to 180°C / 350°F.
- Slice the plantain very thinly, then fry in the hot oil until golden brown.
- Remove from the oil, and when cool enough to handle, sprinkle with salt and flatten each slice with a mallet until very thin.
- Reheat the oil until very hot, then fry the flattened plantain slices until crisp and golden on both sides. Drain on absorbent paper.