Crispy Salted Tostones


These golden brown, crispy, salty tostones are my favorite of all the favorites. French fries – yes. Onion rings – okay, twist my arm. But tostones – GIMME NOW. There is never a wrong time for tostones. So much good happens when you fry those little rounds of plantain, smash them into edgier, flatter chip-like pieces, and dip them into your favorite sauce.  They are everything crispy, salty, and wonderful that a day should be.

So there are many ways to enjoy tostones, but this post is primarily dedicated to the original way which is plain, with a little of your fave dipping sauce.

Crispy Salted Tostones recipe
Crispy Salted Tostones – super easy recipe for golden brown bites of perfection with just one ingredient: PLANTAINS!


  • 3 green plantains
  • 1-2 cups vegetable oil
  • sea salt to taste
  • Magic Green Sauce for dipping


  1. Peel the plantains by making a vertical cut through the skin and peeling it back with your hands or the edge of a spoon (see video).
  2. Cut the plantains into 1-inch thick pieces. Heat a layer of oil in a heavy bottomed pan (see video to eyeball the amount).
  3. Fry the plantains in batches. When the plantains are starting to turn light golden brown, remove from the oil and transfer to a plate lined with paper towels. Smash each piece with the back of a wooden spoon – this gives you a flatter shape with rougher edges. Return to the frying pan and fry for an additional 4-5 minutes or until golden brown and crispy. Transfer back to a paper towel lined plate to drain excess oil.
  4. Sprinkle with sea salt and serve immediately, dipped in some kind of yummy sauce.


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