Plantain Cups (Tostone Cups)

  • Yield : Servings Vary; 1 plantain makes 6-8 cups
  • Prep Time : 5m
  • Cook Time : 10m
  • Ready In : 15m
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  • 1 large green plantain, cut into 2 inch pieces
  • Canola oil
  • Salt
  • Rivera's tostonera or 2 mini muffin pans (not silicone)
  • Paper towels


Step 1

Fill large bowl with warm salted water to cover the plantains. Peel green plantain and cut into 2 inch pieces. Put the cut plantains into the water and soak.

Step 2

Heat oil to 375 degrees F.

Step 3

Remove plantains from water, shake off excess water and fry the plantain pieces for 5 to 6 minutes. Remove the plantains and let cool for a couple of minutes.

Step 4

Using the Rivera Tostonera designed to make cups put fried plantains lengthwise into mold. If you don't have a Tostonera maker take 2 mini muffin pans and put fried plantains in the mold of 1 pan lengthwise and with the other muffin pan press down firmly to form a cup.

Step 5

Carefully remove the cup and re-fry the plantain cup in the hot oil until golden brown.

Step 6

Remove the cups and drain on paper towels and sprinkle with salt.

Step 7

Serve warm.

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