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Close-up side view of a white plate with plantains and a small bowl with red salsa

3-ingredient Tostones Recipe

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  • Author: Vicky and Ruth
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 24 tostones 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


Plantains, pan-fried to perfection, are the perfect vehicle for any dip or salsa! These Tostones are perfect for your next party, Meatless Monday dinner, or afternoon snack.


  • 2 plantains, slightly green
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • salt to taste


  1. Peel and cut the plantains ( see step by step images above on the post). Start by cutting the ends. Run a pairing knife through the length of the plantain, separate the skin and remove the plantain. Cut it into 1-inch slices
  2. Heat the coconut oil in a pan.When hot, fry the plantain slices over medium-high heat, 2-3 minutes per side or until, golden.  Make sure you watch them carefully, so they don't burn
  3. Remove from heat and set them aside until they're cool enough to handle
  4. Place the plantain slices on a cutting board. With a heavy-bottomed glass, press slightly on each slice to smash them
  5. Cook the plantains again on the same frying pan for another 2 minutes per side, or until golden brown.
  6. Season with salt to taste.  You may also season with chili-lime seasoning, Old Bay seasoning, or cayenne pepper
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 5
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: pan-fry
  • Cuisine: Latin


  • Serving Size: 2 Tostones
  • Calories: 50
  • Sugar: 3.7
  • Sodium: 50
  • Fat: 2.4
  • Saturated Fat: .3
  • Unsaturated Fat: 1.9
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 7.9
  • Fiber: .6
  • Protein: .3
  • Cholesterol: 0

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