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Twice Fried Plantain Slices - {Tostones}


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  • 3 large green or slightly yellow plantains
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • Salt to taste
  • Emeril's Essence see * Note


Servings 20


Step 1

In a deep fryer or large skillet, heat the oil over moderate heat to 350 degrees.

With a sharp knife, cut the ends from each plantain and score the skins lengthwise several times to peel away the skin. Cut the plantains into 1 1/2-inch thick slices. In batches, fry the plantain pieces until just golden, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer with tongs to paper towels to drain.

Place a plantain slice on a flat work surface, and press down on it firmly with the back of a heavy plate or skillet until flattened to about 1/4-inch thick. Repeat with the remaining slices.

Reheat the oil and fry the tostones to a deeper color and warmed through, about 1 minute. Drain on paper towels and season with salt and Essence. Serve hot.

This recipe yields 20 to 24, or 4 to 6 servings.

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