A friend of mine asked me if I could show him how to make some fried plantains.
I promised I would but I never really got to it. So I guess I’ll redeem myself by posting the recipe online today!
Hope you get to have fun trying it out.
Preparation : 7 to 10 mns
Serves: Between 2 to 3 persons
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 2 plantains
- 1 cup of vegetable oil
- 2 cups of water
- 1/2 tbsp of salt or less
- Cut your plantains transversely in diagonals/ obliques
- Lightly fry them for 2mns until they turn light gold.
- Use a tostonera or two flat surfaces (in my case, I used two saucers) to flatten them one by one (individually)
- Add your salt to your water. Stir so that the salt melts. Dip your flattened plantains into the water for less than 1 mn.
- Then gradually add them into a deep frying pan with your preheated oil. Fry for 5 mns or less. (Be careful. Drops of oil may fly off the pan because of the water that’s on the plantains).
I like mine crispy and golden. So I don’t overcook them nor do I put them in the oil too soon so that they don’t turn out to be too mushy.
- Rest your plantains on a paper towel so that the oil drains out from them.
You can enjoy your plantains with almost anything . Here’s a list:
- Salsa sauce
- Shrimp sauce
- Smoked Harreng
To name only a few…
I enjoyed mine with some fried sardines.
Here’s an example of the tostonera. Also known as a plantain smasher