Fried Salted Green Plantains. Unlike bananas, unripe green plantains are incredibly starchy- more like a raw potato. They must be cooked in order to be eaten and enjoyed. And, much like the potato, when fried, tossed with salt, and served with a little dip, they are definitely enjoyed.
Preparation Cut ends from each plantain with a sharp small knife, then cut a lengthwise slit through peel. Oil for frying use an oil that won't burn at high temperatures (peanut oil or avocado oil). In most of the Caribbean and Latin America, twice fried green plantains called Tostones or Patacones (depending on which Latin American country you're from) are commonly eaten as an appetizer or a side dish with any meal. You can cook Fried Salted Green Plantains using 4 ingredients and 3 steps. Here is how you cook that.
Ingredients of Fried Salted Green Plantains
- You need 2 of large green plantains.
- You need To taste of salt.
- Prepare As needed of peanut oil to fry in.
- You need 1/2 stick of butter.
They are cheap and easy to make. Seasoned with just a touch of salt. Plantain, believed to have originated in southeast Asia refers to the cooking banana, cultivars of the banana plant, which produces an edible fruit that is full of starch and rarely eaten raw. Though similar in appearance, the two banana varieties are typically used in very different ways.
Fried Salted Green Plantains step by step
- Peel and cut the plantains on a bias. Heat the oil and fry. Turn as needed. Fry till a bit crispy. When the knife goes in easy remove from the oil..
- Take each piece and smash flat. Return to the hot oil and fry again. Turn as needed. When crisp move to a paper towel to absorb excessive amounts of oil. Salt both sides..
- Repeat till done. Cut the butter into pats and let melt on top of each one. Serve I hope you enjoy!.
Tostones, or pan-fried green plantains, are practically the Cuban national dish. Soaking the tostones in salt water before the final fry makes them crunchier outside and moister inside, but you can skip this step. Fried green plantains are flattened into a bun shape as they cook and take the place of the bread in this delicious steak sandwich, another type of jibarito. After being spread with a ketchup-mayo mixture, the plantains are layered with seasoned skirt steak, melted cheese, lettuce, tomato, and caramelized. Try this Tostones (Fried Green Plantains) recipe, or contribute your own.