Tostones (fried plantains) - a delicious street food from the Caribbean and Latin America! Fry them to perfection and serve them with an orange-based Cuban Mojo dipping sauce for a delicious appetizer or snack!
For the dipping sauce, add all the ingredients into a small jar with a lid and shake to combine. Keep this aside until the tostones are ready.
Peel and cut the plantains into medium to large sized pieces.
Heat your frying oil on a low to medium heat.
Once the oil is ready, fry the plantains for 2-3 minutes per side. Make sure to flip them so they cook evenly.
Take them out onto a paper towel to dry. Then, using the bottom of a glass or a bowl, gently flatten the fried plantains. Smash them just enough that they flatten out, but don’t make them too thin, or they will break apart.
Fry the flattened plantains again for 2-3 minutes until golden brown and then take them out onto a paper towel. If you want, you can also bake or air-fry them instead of the second frying.
Sprinkle with salt and pepper and serve them hot with Mojo dipping sauce.