Video:How to Make Tostoneswith Carlos Torres
Tostones are a classic Latin side dish that are really easy to make. This About.com video will show you how to cook delicious tostones.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Make Tostones
Hello, I'm Carlos Torres, Executive Chef at the 660 at The Anglers in Miami Beach and today for About.com I'm going to teach you how to make tostones.
For this recipe, we'll need:
- 3 plantains
- 4 cups of vegetable oil
- 8 cups of water
You'll also need a square piece of plastic wrap and any plate that you have from your house; this plate will be just to smash the plantains.
Put Plantains in Boiling Water
We're gonna start by boil the water, this water it's gonna help you by soften the skin of the plantain.
While the water is boiling, we're going to take the plantains, we're going to get rid of the tip and the end, and we're going to make a nice slice on this skin three times per plantain.
We're going to pour the water into this bowl and we're going to let the plantains soak a little bit of that hot water, that's going to make the skin to go off easier. We're going to take the skin off; you can do it with your finger or with a spoon if you don't have any practice.
Slice and Fry the Plantains
So you peel the plantain, you place it on the cutting board and you sliced them into about and inch to and inch and a half each slice. Then you take these pieces of plantain and fry them for about three to five minutes.
Smash and Refry the Tostones
We take it off and then, with a piece of plastic wrap and a plate from your house, we're going to smash them with a plate. You're going to repeat this process on all the plantains that you have.
When you have all the tostones ready, you're going to refry them for about 2 to 3 minutes. Then we take them out of the oil and we're going to dust them with salt while they are little wet from the oil because you want that salt to attached to the plantain.
And then you just serve them and place them onto a nice plate and eat them while they are hot.
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