A plantain is the bigger brother of the banana. It is less sweet and can not be eaten raw, since they're not easily digestible. Fortunately, there are a lot of ways to eat plantain! In tropical countries they are often served as a side dish. panko crusted, deep-fried or caramelized.
The plantain can be used at any stage of ripeness. For these delicious, crunchy tostones we used a green, unripe banana.
1 green, unripe plantain, peeled
1. Cut the banana into slices of approx. 1.5cm thick.
2. Heat a layer of oil in a frying pan and fry golden brown for about 2 minutes per side.
3. Now place the slices on a cutting board and gently crush them with the bottom of a clean pan.
4. Fry the flattened plantain for another 1 to 2 minutes on each side.
5. Drain them on a sheet of kitchen paper and sprinkle with salt.