Chili-Spiced Tostones

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Chili-Spiced Tostones are easy to make once you have the technique down. You may never crave fries again when you see how simple these are to make!

These are dusted with chili powder, but the sky’s the limit for flavorings. Garlic salt, smoky pímenton…even a simple squeeze of lime and a sprinkle of kosher salt make these a high-payoff side dish your family will absolutely love.

This recipe is part of a Simple Seafood Meal you can make at home with recipes from deep blu Seafood Grille.

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Chili Spiced Tostones

1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 green plantains, peeled and cut into thick slices
Kosher salt and chili powder to taste

  1. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat to about 340 degrees. Add the plantain slices and fry until they soften, 5 to 10 minutes. Remove from the oil and drain on paper towels.
  2. Place the pieces between a folded paper bag and press down with a saucer or mallet. Press all of the pieces before proceeding.
  3. Return the pieces to the hot skillet and fry until crispy, about 3 minutes per side. Drain on paper towels and season with garlic powder and salt while still warm.
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