TOSTONES – FRIED PLANTAINS
3 large very ripe (blacken) plantains
Puree 2 garlic cloves in a food processor with 1/4 cup olive oil.
Add 1 chopped scallion, 2 teaspoons white vinegar
and 1/4 teaspoon each cumin
and red pepper flakes; pulse until combined.
- Peel the plantain and cut it into 1-inch chunks.
- Heat the oil in a large skillet. Place the plantains in the oil and fry on both sides
- Remove the plantains from the pan and flatten the plantains by placing a plate over the fried plantains and pressing down.
- Dip the plantains in water, then return them to the hot oil and fry 1 minute on each side. Salt to taste and serve immediately.