Tostones are a crispy, flat plantain that are fried twice. They make excellent chips for dips and also make great bun options for a paleo sandwich or sliders, which is what I did. I took some leftover ribs and picked the meat from the bones and placed on tostones and made paleo sliders with some guacamole. Ole!
Here is what you need for tostones:
- 1 plantain
- 4 Tbsp coconut oil, refined so it doesn’t taste like coconut
- 1 sheet wax paper
- 1 canned good
- peel plantain and cut into 1/2″ to 1” pieces
- heat coconut oil in skillet on high
- when oil is hot place plantain pieces in skillet
- flip once when golden brown
- once second side is golden take out and place on paper towels
- lay wax paper on counter, place plantain piece on it and cover with other half of wax paper
- press down with the bottom of a can to flatten out, do to all plantain pieces
- once all pieces are flattened, fry again in coconut oil until crispy
- let cool on paper towels
Serve with favorite dips or use as a “Paleo bun” for a sandwich.
first side cooking in coconut oil
placed between wax paper
flattened with the bottom of a can
back in the hot coconut oil
after flipping, getting nice and crispy
Boom! Pork Plantain Sliders!