Plantain Snacks | Patacones | Tostones

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INGREDIENTS
- Green plantains (You will make 4 or 5 patacones per plantain)
- Frying Oil
- Salt to taste

PREPARATION
Peel the plantain. Green plantains can be tough to peel: First, cut off the tips of the plantain at both ends. Then, using one of the plantain ridges as a guide, cut a slit into the plantain skin; about as deep as the plantain skin is thick. Use the slit to peel the skin off using your fingers

Cut the peeled plantain into equal pieces approximately 2 inches long. Each 2 inch section will become one 'patacón'

In a deep pan heat ~1" of oil

Fry the plantain pieces for 2-3 minutes, until they are golden yellow

Once they are golden, remove from the fry pan and place on top of napkins or paper towels to remove excess oil

Using a tostonera flatten each piece of fried plantain

Place the flattened piece of plantain in the hot oil again and fry until both sides are golden brown

Once they are golden, remove from the fry pan and again place on top of napkins or paper towels to remove excess oil

Sprinkle with salt to taste and serve