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
María Hummel

María José Hummel is a nutritionist, health educator, and a currently finishing a PhD in natural medicine with an emphasis on nutrition and natural remedies. María José has been certified by the American College for Lifestyle Medicine and has completed the plant-based nutrition certificate from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies at Cornell University. She is also an international speaker and author, with nearly two decades of experience providing dynamic presentations and education on nutrition, health, prevention, and vegetarian cuisine. She has appeared numerous times as a guest expert on cooking and nutrition shows on 3ABN, 3ABN Latino, and several other television and radio networks in California. María José is the author of three vegetarian cookbooks, a book about reversing diabetes, and maintains websites in English and Spanish, where she provides free recipes and health information.

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