Tostones with Ají

Yummy…

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Green Plantains were always a little scary to me until my mother in law taught me about Tostones.  Now they are a huge favorite of mine and I love frying them up and serving them with a tangy bowl of Ají.

Here is what you will need :

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Tostones

  • green plantains – you usually get 6 tostones from 1 plantain.
  • vegetable oil
  • kosher salt

Ají

  • big bunch of cilantro chopped finely
  • 2 Roma tomatoes – diced into small pieces
  • ½ of a white onion – diced into small pieces
  • white vinegar to taste
  • tabasco sauce to taste

Here is what you need to do :

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Cut your plantain into 6 equal pieces.

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Drop them into hot oil and fry until lightly golden brown.

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Remove from oil and with an aluminum foil covered can, smoosh the plantains into a flat disk.

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Flatten them all.

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And then return the flattened disk back to the oil to fry up for a few minutes.

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Remove from oil and place on a paper towel covered dish to remove any excess oil. Give the tostones a good sprinkle of salt.

Now for the Ají.

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Chop it all to bits and then add the white vinegar and tabasco sauce to your taste. My husband’s family uses Ají as a condiment to soups and stews, but I just love it with tostones.

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Give it all a good mix and there you have it.

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Enjoy  :)

 

xoxo

Jill 💜

4 Comments on Tostones with Ají

  1. bonnie frank
    February 7, 2016 at 11:03 am (2 years ago)

    this looks so amazing. very impressed with you.

    Reply
    • Jill
      Jill
      February 7, 2016 at 3:57 pm (2 years ago)

      Thanks Bon 😘

      Reply
  2. craftycookingamanda
    February 7, 2016 at 11:34 pm (2 years ago)

    Yum – these look delicious, Jill! I love me some extra salty tostones :)

    Reply
    • Jill
      Jill
      February 8, 2016 at 8:58 am (2 years ago)

      Thanks Amanda, They do disappear quickly.

      Reply

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