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Tostones with Creamy Garlic Sauce

Recipe By Michael Kimball, Savory Spice Test Kitchen

Prep Time

5 Minutes

Cooking Time

5 Minutes

Recipe By Michael Kimball, Savory Spice Test Kitchen

The trick to crispy-on-the-outside, fluffy-on-the-inside tostones is to cut and smash them to just the right thickness.

Ingredients

For sauce:

0.5 cups mayonnaise

0.25 cups ketchup


For tostones:

Neutral oil, to fry

4 green plantains


Savory Spice ingredients in this recipe

  • Onion & Garlic Tableside Sprinkle

    This salt-free blend of two kitchen staples is easy to use and always at the ready. Add the perfect blend of garlic and onion to any meal with just...

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  • French Fleur de Sel Sea Salt

    French sea salt is known as the very finest. Sea salt in France is still hand-harvested in the traditional way, by drying seawater in shallow pools...

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Directions

For sauce: In a small bowl, stir mayonnaise, ketchup, and Onion & Garlic Tableside Sprinkle together until combined. Reserve for serving.

 

For tostones: In a large Dutch oven or heavy-bottomed pot over medium heat, bring oil to 320 degrees. Meanwhile, prepare plantains by cutting off both ends and scoring the peel down the length of plantains on 4 sides. Try to only cut through the peel and not into the plantain. Peel plantains and slice into 1-inch pieces. In batches, add plantains to oil and fry for 3 min. or until light golden brown. Use the bottom of a glass or measuring cup to smash each piece of fried plantain to create thick coins, about 1/4 to 1/3-inch thick. Increase temperature of oil to 375 degrees and add smashed plantains to oil, frying for another 90 seconds to 2 min. or until deep golden brown. Sprinkle with French Fleur de Sel and serve immediately with reserved sauce.