Green Plantains or Green Bananas
or Adobo to Taste
Peel the plantains or bananas under running water--this is to
prevent staining your hands. Green plantains will not peel as easily
as ripe ones. The water will also help the peeling process. At a
45 degree angle to the plantain, cut into 1 inch slices.
Place in a bowl of water to prevent them from turning
3- In a deep fryer or frying pan, heat 1 1/2 inches
of vegetable oil to aproximately 325 degrees (F).
4- Remove the plantains from water, placing them in a bowl
with paper towels. Remove as much water from them before
placing them in the hot oil. If you don't dry them off well,
the oil will splatter. Use caution during this step!
Cook in oil until they are firm. Approximately 3 minutes. Remove
from oil and let cool off.
Now you must flatten them. In Puerto Rico we use a "Tostonera"
to flatten them, however a 10x5 inch piece of aluminium paper works
fine. Placing the firmed plantains in the middle of the aluminium
paper, press down with the palm of your hand to flatten.
Place on plate and season with salt or adobo.
Now you're ready to fry until golden brown.
Drain on paper towel and serve warm.
as snack or side dish. For an added boost of flavor try dipping
in a "Mojo" sauce.
about two dozen.