How to Make Dominican Tostones (Fried Plantains) at Home

During my last trip to the Dominican Republic, I tried tostones for the first time — and it was life changing.


For those of you who have never had the tasty treat, tostones are twice-fried plantain slices.

They’re crispy on the outside, soft on the inside and perfect for dipping into things like salsa, guacamole and queso.

Or, you can do like me and simply sprinkle a little salt on them and go at it.


But, the best thing about them — by far — is that they’re super easy to make.

Happy eating, folks.

How to Make Dominican Tostones (Fried Plantains) at Home:


For plantains:

  • 2 unripe plantains
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1 tbsp salt (or more, to taste)

For dipping sauce:

  • 1 ripe tomato chopped
  • 4 sprigs parsley
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

For plantains:

  1. Peel the plantains and cut into one-inch-thick slices.
  2. In a deep frying pan, heat the oil and fry the plantains till golden.
  3. Flatten the plantains using a tostonera or potato masher.
  4. Fry the plantains again, until golden yellow on both sides.
  5. Serve immediately.

For dipping sauce:

  1. Pulse all the ingredients until they are thoroughly blended, but not liquefied.
  2. Enjoy!

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