Tostones: The Caribbean French Fry
  • 4 green plantains (no hint of yellow, green, green)
  • 2 cups of sunflower oil
  • sea salt
  • ketchup
  1. Heat oil in pan on stove and slice plantains into ½-1 inch disks
  2. Fry plantains in oil for a couple of minutes per side until golden
  3. Remove from oil and drain on paper towel lined plate. Then using a tostonera if you're fancy (or the back of a wooden spoon if you're me) smash the fried plantain and return to the oil. Fry until golden brown (yummy looking).
  4. Sprinkle sea salt over plantains and serve with ketchup.
Recipe by Talia Bunting at