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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

  • Author: Vicky and Ruth
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 5
  • 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. Heat coconut oil in a pan. In the meantime, peel and cut the plantains. ( See Step by Step images above on the post)
  2. Start by cutting the ends.
  3. Run a pairing knife through the length of the plantain in strips, separate the skin and take out the plantain.
  4. Slice into 1-inch slices.
  5. When the oil is hot, fry plantains slices over medium-high heat, 2-3 minutes per side or until, golden.  Make sure you watch them carefully, so they don't burn.
  6. Remove from heat and set aside until they are cool enough to handle.
  7. Place plantain slices on a cutting board. With a heavy-bottomed glass, press slightly on each slice to smash them.
  8. Cook the plantains again on the same frying pan another 2 minutes per side or until golden brown.
  9. Season with salt to taste.  You may also season with chili-lime seasoning, old bay seasoning, or cayenne pepper. 
  • 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

Keywords: kosher, gluten-free, salted tostones, tostones recipe, plantains,