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4 green plantains
oil, enough to cover plantains
salt or garlic salt
1 green plantain toston relleno tostonera cup molder
Fill large bowl with 3 cups of warm water and 4 tablespoons of garlic salt.
Peel green plantains (serving size is approximately one per person). Cut into 1 1/2 inch chunks for chips or Cut into 2 inch chunks for cups. Place into garlic water to soak (30 minutes).
Heat oil for frying in a skillet or deep fryer (360-365 degrees). Remove plantains from garlic water and dry on a paper towel (to reduce chance of grease splatter). Place plantain pieces in hot oil for 6-7 minutes (or until color changes slightly). Then take them out and let cool for about 30 seconds.
Choose either the chip side or cup side of the Tostobueno® tostonera. Take the fried plantain and place it in the cup side lengthwise. Press down firmly to form the "tasita," or cup, and then remove carefully - remember the plantain will still be hot.
Quickly dip the plantain cup back in the cold water. This will make the plantain pieces crispy when refried.
Place the molded plantain back into the hot oil one more time for 3 minutes (until golden brown). Remove pieces from hot oil and place on a paper towel. Lightly salt with popcorn salt, which is finer and sticks to the plantain better, but any salt is fine or skip this step completely.
Arrange on a platter and fill the molded green plantain cup with ANYTHING.
Cleaning suggestion: Do not place in a dishwasher. Just wipe with a damp cloth and store. Not adhering to this suggestion may damage the new Tostobueno® product.
To learn how to peel, see video: www.mefeedia.com/entry/how-to-peel-a-green-plantain/6968095/#
To learn how to cut, see video: www.mefeedia.com/entry/how-to-cut-a-green-plantain-for-toston-cups/7239372
Number Servings: 12 cups
Time to prepare: 45 mins
Recipe contributed by: Green_Plantain_Girl
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