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Nuclear Tostones

  • servings: 6

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Ingredients

  • 2 green plantains
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil, for frying
  • Coarse salt
  • Mojo, for serving

Directions

  1. Step 1

    On a work surface, cut both ends off plantains; score skin lengthwise in 3 places on each plantain. Wrap in paper towels, and microwave on high until tender, about 7 minutes. To test for doneness, insert the tip of a paring knife. Let cool slightly.

  2. Step 2

    Cut each plantain crosswise into 1-inch pieces; peel and discard skins. Place plantains cut-side up between two sheets of parchment paper. Using the bottom of a bowl, press down to flatten into a disc. Repeat with remaining plaintains.

  3. Step 3

    Heat 2 inches of oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat until it registers 350 degrees on a deep-fry thermometer. Add plantains in batches, being careful not to over crowd. Fry until golden brown and crispy, about 1 minute. Transfer to a paper towel-lined baking sheet; season immediately with salt. Serve immediately with mojo.

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