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Tostones (Refried Bananas)

Demonstrated by: Norma Carr, United Puerto Rican Association.
Featured in Puerto Rican Recipes on September 1, 1996.



Tostones (Refried Bananas)

  • 3 plantains (cooking bananas)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Salad oil for frying


Carefully remove peel from bananas. Cut bananas into 1/2-inch diagonal pieces and place in water to cover. Add salt. In a skillet, heat oil to 375°F. Drain banana pieces and fry until lightly browned. Drain on paper towels. Gently, but firmly, flatten pieces. Return to skillet and fry until golden brown on both sides; drain. Makes about 6 servings.


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