I don't know anyone who doesn't like tostones, what the Colombians call patacón pisa'o. Anyone with Latin blood running through his or her veins knows what I mean. In Venezuela (where I come from) we eat tostones alone, with garlic, with salsa rosada (as pictured), with coleslaw, and some people serve them with stew meat or chicken and avocado on top. Tostones or patacones are the perfect side dish when on the beach you have fried fish or simply enjoy a fish hervido. I'm not a fried food person, but when it comes to fried plantains, it's worth the sacrifice. Then, we will go back to dieting.

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Green plantain fried tostones

Makes 6 servings
4 green plantains, peeled and cut into 4 or 5 logs
Abundant vegetable oil for frying

1. In a skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat.
2. Fry the plantain logs, rotating them.
3. When the plantains are golden but not fully cooked, remove from the oil and let cool completely.
4. In a cutting board place one plantain log at a time. With another board press the plantain to form a circle of roughly 1/3 inch thick.
5. Fry the pressed plantains until evenly brown.
6. Remove from heat and drain on paper towels.
7. Season with salt.
8. Serve hot or warm.

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Image via Enriqueta Lemoine

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With a Master Degree from Columbia University, Enriqueta is a journalist that went from the newsroom to the world of public relations and 8 years ago discovered the beauty of creating content for various companies. She is based in South Florida, and is the creator of Savoir Faire The Pleasures of the Palate, a blog that marries two of her passions: writing and cooking. 

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I thought they needed to be salted watered after u smash them, but before you fry them the second time...well thats the way I have tried them...the same as you, but this little diference
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I use a slightly different method, with more steps. Your method looks a lot quicker and easier, so I will try your way next time I make tostones.
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