easy Tostones with Chiquita Plantains Recipe

Cook Time:

20 Minutes


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easy Tostones with Chiquita Plantains Recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 5-10 minutes
Servings: 4


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This healthy appetizer uses green Chiquita plantains as a base for ceviche, avocado salad or your choice of toppings. It's perfect for a summertime gathering.

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  • 2   whole Green Chiquita Plantains
  • 2   cups Vegetable Oil
  • 1   cup Your Choice of Topping - shrimp ceviche, pulled chicken or avocado

Instructions for:

easy Tostones with Chiquita Plantains Recipe

Pour about 2 inches of oil in small, deep pot and turn burner on medium high. Slice Chiquita Plantains in 1 1/2 inch sections (you should get about 6 pieces per plantain). Once oil is hot, cook for about one minute. Place cut-side-up on a solid surface. Carefully press down and flatten the Chiquita Plantain with the bottom of the frying pan or other flat surface (like bottom of a drinking glass). Cook in hot oil for two minutes or until they turn golden. Place on paper towel to absorb any extra oil. Serve with your choice of toppings such as shrimp ceviche, pulled chicken or avocado.

Nutrition Information Per Serving:

Calories 450; Total Fat 28 g (Sat 3 g, Trans 0 g, Poly 14 g, Mono 5 g); Cholesterol 85 mg; Sodium 410 mg; Potassium 450 mg; Total Carbohydrates 29 g; Dietary Fiber 2 g; Total Sugars 13 g; Protein 25 g. Percent Daily Value: Vitamin A 20%; Vitamin B6 15%; Vitamin C 25%; Vitamin D 0%; Calcium 0%; Iron 2%.

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Recipe Comments

  • March 25, 2014
    @Liliana -- watch our video at http://www.chiquitabananas.com/Video/TostonesWithChiquitaPlantains.aspx to learn how to peel a green plantain
  • March 24, 2014
    How do you peel a green plantian? it is very hard to peel.
  • August 17, 2013
    Try this recipe with a shrimp creole topping! It's really good stuff. Another way to enjoy them (in fine Puerto Rican tradition) is with a garlic dipping sauce (or mojo, as we call it).
  • February 26, 2013
    Wow! they came out so good the kids loved them! We ate them with the chicken! Well, I guess we found a fruit that the kids will eat!
  • September 18, 2012
    I love puerto rican food. I had this alot when I lived over there, and I still make this whenever i can :)
  • November 3, 2011
    Engin YILDIRIM
    I have to say this...it is the first i have seen like that..but..i must be honest..they looks like delicous..i will try them...;)
  • April 13, 2011
    this recipe looks delicous
  • March 1, 2011
    I made this recipe with my dad and was thrilled with this spin on the usual chiquita banana's I eat. Plus I could eat it without disobeying the rules of my o-so-strict diet!
  • October 20, 2010
    I love the recipes from Chiquita Bananas, they are delicious.!
  • September 1, 2010
    mmmmmm sounds good, i cant wait to try this! :D
  • May 23, 2010
    I love tostones. Although, I wouldn't dream of making them without garlic which this recipe did not include. I like the idea of topping them with avocado salad or pulled chicken. I'm going to try this for a Tapas/Sangria party I'm planning.
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