Fried plantains (tostones,patacones o fritos) Recipe

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Fried plantains is one of the most traditional Caribbean foods. In the Dominican Republic is almost a must in many occasions.

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  1. Peel the plantains and cut them into small cilindrical rolls.
  2. Throw them in hot oil or lard (the traditional way is with lard, but many reasons including health and difficulty in finding natural lard have made it less common)
  3. Once they feel crusty take them out and let them cool. Then squash them to a flat shape and throw again in the oil or lard until crunchy.
  4. Don't let them cool down too much before the second fry or they'll turn hard.
  5. Serve with some salt on top. The younger generations like them with ketchup.
  6. Some like throw garlic (unpealed) in the hot oil to impregnate the plantains with it.
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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Recipe %DV
Recipe Size 118g
Calories 146  
Calories from Fat 4 3%
Total Fat 0.44g 1%
Saturated Fat 0.17g 1%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 5mg 0%
Potassium 591mg 17%
Total Carbs 37.97g 10%
Dietary Fiber 2.7g 9%
Sugars 17.48g 12%
Protein 1.68g 3%



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    April 19, 2012

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