Tostones (Fried Plantains)

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Active Time

30 minutes

Total Time

30 minutes

Serving Size


Tostones are twice-fried plantain slices commonly found in Latin American cuisine and Caribbean cuisine.


  • 2 unripe plantains
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Mojo sauce and minced cilantro (optional, for serving)


  1. Peel plantains and cut into 1-inch-thick slices.
  2. Preheat oil in heavy frying pan over medium heat 3–5 minutes. Fry plantain slices (in batches) 4–5 minutes until light golden. Flatten plantains to about 1/4-inch thickness using a rolling pin (or mallet). Fry flattened slices 4–5 minutes until golden yellow on both sides. Sprinkle with salt and cilantro (if using) and serve immediately, with mojo sauce on the side (if using).

Nutritional information

Amount per ¼ recipe serving: Calories 300, Total Fat 11g, Sat Fat 1.5g, Trans Fat 0g, Chol 0mg, Sodium 530mg, Carb 48g, Fiber 3g, Total Sugars 34g (Incl. 0g Added Sugars), Protein 3g, Vit D 0%, Calc 0%, Iron 0%, Potas 0%