Tostones Recipe (Flattened Fried Plantains)

Tostones (Dominican Twice-Fried Plantains): without a doubt, one of our favorite side dishes. With a very crispy texture, is vastly preferred to French fries.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Dominican, Latino
Keyword dominican tostones, fried plantains recipe, fritos verdes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 219kcal
Author Clara Gonzalez


  • 2 unripe plantains
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1 tbsp salt (or more, to taste)


  • 1 ripe tomato chopped
  • 4 sprigs parsley
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp olive oil


How to make tostones

  • Peel the plantains and cut into 1 inch [2.5 cm] thick slices.
  • In a deep frying pan heat the oil and fry the plantains till golden. Flatten the plantains using a tostonera to about ¼" [0.5 cm]. Fry the plantains again until golden yellow on both sides. Serve immediately.

How to make garlic dip for tostones

  • Pulse all the ingredients until they are thoroughly blended but not liquefied. 



Calories: 219kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1750mg | Potassium: 519mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 1350IU | Vitamin C: 22.3mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 0.7mg