Dive into the vibrant flavors of Honduras with our tantalizing Tostones recipe! Tostones, also known as patacones, are a beloved staple in Honduran cuisine, featuring crispy, golden plantains seasoned to perfection. Discover the art of frying plantains to crispy perfection, then smashing and frying them again for that irresistible crunch. Whether enjoyed as a savory snack or a delectable side dish, these Honduran Tostones are sure to transport your taste buds to the heart of Central America. Unlock the secrets of Honduran culinary tradition with this simple yet satisfying recipe!

Ingredients:

  • 2 green plantains
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • Salt to taste

Instructions:

1- Peel the plantains by cutting off the ends and making shallow slits along the length of the skin. Peel away the skin and discard.

2- Cut the plantains into slices, about 1-inch thick.

3- In a deep skillet or frying pan, heat enough vegetable oil over medium-high heat to cover the plantain slices.

4- Once the oil is hot (around 350°F or 175°C), carefully add the plantain slices to the oil in batches, making sure not to overcrowd the pan.

5- Fry the plantain slices for about 2-3 minutes on each side, or until they are lightly golden and tender.

6- Remove the fried plantains from the oil using a slotted spoon and place them on a paper towel-lined plate to drain excess oil.

7- Using a tostonera (plantain press) or the back of a flat-bottomed cup, flatten each fried plantain slice into a disc, about ¼ to ½ inch thick.

8- Return the flattened plantains to the hot oil in batches and fry for an additional 2-3 minutes on each side, or until they are crispy and golden brown.

9- Once crispy, remove the tostones from the oil and place them on a paper towel-lined plate to drain any excess oil.

10- Sprinkle the hot tostones with salt to taste.

11- Serve the Honduras Tostones immediately as a delicious snack or side dish. Enjoy the crispy, savory goodness!

Nutritional Values :

Green Plantains (2 medium-sized):

  • Calories: 220
  • Carbohydrates: 57g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Sugar: 24g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Fat: 0.5g
  • Vitamin A: 1120 IU (22% DV)
  • Vitamin C: 40.8mg (68% DV)
  • Potassium: 946mg (27% DV)

benefits

  • Rich in Potassium: Helps regulate blood pressure and muscle function.
  • High in Vitamin C: Boosts immune system and promotes skin health.
  • Good Source of Fiber: Aids in digestion and supports heart health.
  • Low in Fat: Suitable for low-fat diets and promotes overall health.

Vegetable Oil (for frying, estimated 1 cup):

  • Calories: 1920
  • Total Fat: 216g
  • Saturated Fat: 18g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 140g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 58g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 0mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 0g
  • Protein: 0g

benefits

  • Source of Healthy Fats: Provides essential fatty acids for brain and heart health.
  • No Cholesterol: Supports heart health and helps maintain healthy cholesterol levels.
  • High Smoke Point: Suitable for frying at high temperatures without breaking down.
  • Adds Flavor and Texture: Enhances the taste and crispiness of foods.

Salt (to taste, estimated 1/2 teaspoon):

  • Sodium: 1160mg

benefits

  • Enhances Flavor: Improves taste and palatability of dishes.
  • Electrolyte Balance: Helps maintain proper fluid balance and nerve function.
  • Iodine Source: Provides essential iodine for thyroid health (if iodized salt is used).
  • Food Preservation: Acts as a natural preservative by inhibiting microbial growth.

Please note that these values are approximate and can vary based on factors such as the size of the plantains, the amount of oil absorbed during frying, and the amount of salt added.

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