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Tostones – Fried Green Plantains

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  • Author: Jaime Hartman
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x


Tostones are fried green plantains, cooked here in paleo friendly coconut oil.


  • 2 green plantains
  • 1/41/2 cup coconut oil
  • salt


  1. Cut plantains into slices about 1 inch thick. Remove peel from each slice.
  2. Heat coconut oil in skillet over medium heat. Carefully add plantain slices to oil and cook until bring yellow, but not browned. Turn frequently and watch closely. This will take about 2-4 minutes.
  3. Remove slices and allow to cool slightly.
  4. Use a standard coffee mug or a tostonera to smash each slice.
  5. Heat coconut oil again over medium heat. Carefully add now smashed plantain slices to oil and cook in batches until they reach desired crispness (about 3-4 minutes on each side).
  6. Remove and drain, sprinkle with salt to desired taste, and allow to cool slightly before eating.
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Category: appetizer
  • Cuisine: Latin