Baked Tostones

Tostones (also known as patacones, tachinos, fried or sliced) are undoubtedly very delicious. However, because it is traditionally a fried dish, it contains high calories and fat. Fortunately, instead of frying, you can bake, which makes them a much healthier option.


Yields5 ServingsPrep Time5 minsCook Time30 minsDifficultyBeginner

Ingredients

 2 green plantains
 cooking spray
 salt to taste

Instructions

1

Pre-heat oven to 400°F.

2

Peel the plantain and cut it into more or less thick slices—about ¾ in (2 cm).

3

Place the slices on parchment paper or a baking pan greased with cooking spray.

4

Bake for 10 minutes or until the plantains becomes lightly browned at the bottom.

5

Use a tostonera (bamboo or plantain press, tortilla press, or anything flat and crush the plantain slices until they become flat. You can also use a small skillet and a cutting board.

6

Apply a little more spray oil on the tray (or use baking paper) and place the flattened plantain slices.

7

Apply a little more spray oil over the slices.

8

Bake for 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Turn the slices over and let them bake for 2 to 5 minutes or until they are browned and crispy.

9

Serve with any sauce you want or with rice and beans.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 5 tostones

Servings 5


Amount Per Serving
Calories 88
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.4g1%
Saturated Fat 0.1g1%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 3mg1%
Total Carbohydrate 22.8g8%
Dietary Fiber 1.7g7%
Sugars 10.7g
Protein 0.9g2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Ingredients

 2 green plantains
 cooking spray
 salt to taste

Directions

1

Pre-heat oven to 400°F.

2

Peel the plantain and cut it into more or less thick slices—about ¾ in (2 cm).

3

Place the slices on parchment paper or a baking pan greased with cooking spray.

4

Bake for 10 minutes or until the plantains becomes lightly browned at the bottom.

5

Use a tostonera (bamboo or plantain press, tortilla press, or anything flat and crush the plantain slices until they become flat. You can also use a small skillet and a cutting board.

6

Apply a little more spray oil on the tray (or use baking paper) and place the flattened plantain slices.

7

Apply a little more spray oil over the slices.

8

Bake for 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Turn the slices over and let them bake for 2 to 5 minutes or until they are browned and crispy.

9

Serve with any sauce you want or with rice and beans.

Baked Tostones
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