Colombian Tostones

January 02, 2020

Colombian Tostones

Colombian Tostones
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Serves: 4
Ingredients (click link to place home delivery order, or visit my pantry):
  • In a heavy-bottomed skillet or cast iron skillet, heat 2 Tbsp. cooking fat until melted and hot.
  • As the fat heats, peel and cut plantains in small chunks about 1-inch thick.
  • Place in the hot fat and cook until yellow, about 3 minutes. Turn and cook on the other side. Don’t allow them to get brown or overcooked, but make sure they’re soft in the middle, cooked on the inside.
  • Remove from the fat and place on a paper towel-lined plate to rest. 
  • While they’re still warm, place between parchment paper and mash with the bottom of a heavy glass or with a mallet until flat and thin. Gather it together to resemble a flat tortilla.
  • Add the additional fat to the pot and once it’s hot enough, place the mashed plantains in the fat and cook for about 2-3 minutes total. Remove from the heat and drain on a paper towel-lined plate.
  • Sprinkle with sea salt (optional) and serve with salsa or guacamole or “Colombian Aji” (recipe available separately).

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