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  • 2 green or yellow plantains
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • Salt
  • Serving sauces or accompaniments as desired (see post for suggestions)


  1. Peel the plantains. You may need to employ a knife or vegetable peeler.
  2. Cut crosswise into 1″ slices.
  3. Heat the oil until about 350 F and fry the slices in a single layer for about a minute on each side or until light golden brown.
  4. Remove to a cutting board or other hard steady surface.
  5. Smash flat with a can or jar, or press in a tostonera.
  6. Fry again for another minute or two on each side, or until very crisp and brown.
  7. Darin on a rack or paper towel briefly before serving.

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