event : evt, callback: cb It’s a good recipe for beginners who are trying their hands at cooking plantains for the first time, so even if you've never laid eyes on a plantain before, you can give it an almost fail-safe try. Be sure to also follow Tonita’s Sweet Vine Cuban Sauce on Facebook and Tonita’s Kitchen on Instagram. It is paired with mojo sauce, which is traditionally made with sour oranges. Sign up for my culinary, travel and cultural adventure delivered right to your inbox so you won't miss a thing. Cut the plantain into 2 inches wide slices. PBS is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Pour 2-3 inches of oil into a deep-fat fryer or heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Add sliced plantains and fry for 2- 3 minutes on each side until light brown. They are popular in many countries and Cuba is no exception. Of course that also includes the authentic, delicious recipes. Cuban Tostones are fried plantains. These round crisp plantains are a traditional dish and snack. You could always dip them in a little left over mojo sauce. With a knife, cut lengthwise down the plantain. Tonita’s Sweet Cuban Vine Sauce, spicy or mild. Sprinkle with onion salt to taste and serve warm. Our partner in public broadcasting: 1/3 cup orange juice (from about 2 oranges), 3 green plantains, peeled and cut into 1-inch thick rounds. })(); until ready to serve. I hope you enjoy this culinary and cultural adventure around the world. (Recipe Credit: Adrianna Adarme of the Fresh Tastes blog). Add the pieces to the hot oil Fry them for about two minutes until they start to get slightly golden, then flip them over, frying for another two minutes. You could always dip them in a little left over mojo sauce. 16 oz. Black Girl Tamales: Where South of the Border Meets Soul Food, Celebrity’s Soul Food Restaurants Nurture Love and Empowerment, Bee d’Vine Wines Gives Oenophiles New Honey Wine Varietals, Booboo’s Sweet Potato Pies Bring a Taste of Home to Southern California. Tostones are best eaten immediately. The word Slovenin is a derivation from “slovo” ... Hello my name is Darlene and thank you for stopping by! All rights reserved. Allow the tomatillos to cool, and then puree with the coconut and sugar. Simply click on the link or the photo in the journey by country posts to get them. It was 1568 when the Spanish Navigator, ... How did Slovenia get its name? Remove the tostones from the oil, and drain them on paper towels. } Tostones are twice fried plantains common in Latin American cuisine. You may also oven fry for a healthier version. Loosen the peel along the cut and remove the peel by hand. listeners: [], { Keep in warm oven at 200°F. Makes 4 servings. They are popular in many countries and Cuba is no exception. Once the cooking oil is hot again, add all of the plantain slices and fry them on both sides until golden brown (about 1-3 minutes). I love to cook, photograph, and especially travel. Place the tostones in the rice and drizzle the Tomatillo-Coconut Sauce between the tostones. Directions: Peel the plantains using a sharp knife across the length of the skin. Cuban tostones are crispy, crunchy and absolutely addictive. Fill an iron skillet about a third full with oil and heat over medium-high heat. ); You may also oven fry for a healthier version. You should be able to remove the peel in one piece, unlike peeling a banana's skin one section at a time. The Cuban Stuffed Plantain Cups or Tostones Rellenos. https://www.alicaspepperpot.com/tostones-with-a-garlic-dipping-sauce It's free! Get ready to receive our weekly newsletter about: Right in your inbox! grapeseed oil or avocado oil Tomatillo-Coconut Sauce: Smoke the tomatillos with cherry wood at 220 degrees F, about 1 hour 30 minutes. Tostones is a savory comfort side dish of twice-fried plantains that is thinly flattened, salty, and crispy when properly fried. I do extensive research and choose a menu that I feel best represents the country and their cuisine. } Copyright International Cuisine 2014-2019 All Rights Reserved. on: function(evt, cb) { It's best to cook green plantains last when making a meal, this way you serve them right away. They are delicious sprinkled with just a touch of salt and always best just out of the fryer. Great as appetizers when served with Tonita’s spicy or mild Cuban Sauce. window.mc4wp = window.mc4wp || { Trademark pending. Filed Under: Appetizer, Cuba, Recipes, Vegetarian. There were somehow ALWAYS green plantains in the house. See our full disclosure for more information. Try it and then enjoy! Peel away the skin with the spoon. Cut the ends off of the plantain. Take one of the pieces, and smash it in a tostonera (tostones press). When the plantain slices are slightly cooled fold a brown paper bag in half or use a double paper towel on top of them and flatten to about 1/8-inch-thick with the palm/heel of your hand. Take a spoon and place between the flesh and the peel. They are a favorite among everyone, especially children who can have fun flattening the tostones while they are warm with the palms of their hands before eating them. Great as appetizers when served with Tonita’s spicy or mild Cuban Sauce. I also share important information about the country as well. Thank you for visiting and I hope this crispy garlic tostones recipe will be a favorite in … Remove the cooked pieces from the pan, and drain them on paper towels. It is paired with mojo sauce, which is traditionally made with sour oranges. January 3, 2019 By Darlene at International Cuisine. They are served as a snack, or as a side with lechon asado or a Cuban sandwich. window.mc4wp.listeners.push( I am cooking a meal from every country in the world. © 2020 V. Sheree Creative Enterprises, LLC d/b/a Cuisine Noir Magazine. To promote cultural appreciation by cooking our way across the world, one nation at a time. They will be very hot, so let them cool for at least 1-3 minutes. PrivacySite by ACS Digital. } Come join the journey, explore a new country each week and embark on a fantastic culinary adventure. I just created a recipe for Tostones with Blackened Shrimp and was sure to make them much bigger. This recipe is courtesy Tonia Chapple, owner of Tonita Sweet Cuban Vine Sauce based in Northern California. They are delicious sprinkled with just a touch of salt and always best just out of the fryer. If you do don’t have a tostonera (tostones press) you can use the bottom of a heavy glass or a food can. Just coat a long cookie sheet with oil and repeat the same steps for preparation. Mix together the Black Beans and rice and top with the pork. INGREDIENTS. If you don't have a tostonera, you can easily use wax paper the bottom of a glass or a food can. Slice each plantain into pieces about two inches long. Cuban Tostones are fried plantains. Tostones are a favorite side dish and they go with everything! If you let them sit, they will harden. Tostones are double fried green plantains that are very popular and are a huge feature in Latin Caribbean cuisine. Violators will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Serve tostones with Tonita’s Sweet Cuban Vine Sauce. Served with the garlic mojo sauce, they make a perfect snack or a great appetizer. } (function() { Several minutes before you plan to serve the tostones, reheat the skillet and return the plantains to the skillet and fry again for 3- 4 minutes or golden brown.