This week I'd like to share with y'all a traditional Cuban side dish which just so happens to be one of my favorites! My mom was the best tostones maker ever! And I am fortunate that my eldest daughter inherited her cooking talents. I am really proud of my daughter and all her accomplishments. She is multi-talented. She is a professional make-up artist, hairstylist, photographer and Chef. Yes, my daughter is worthy of being called a Chef. Everyone that delights in her cooking always says "You should open your own restaurant." I wouldn't doubt it if one day she did since her dream is to build an empire for her Familia.
Anyhoo, the recipe of the week is Tostones (pronounced toes-tow-nes). Tostones are un-riped green plantains. I went to the neighborhood market Sedanos, one of the leading Cuban-cultured supermarkets in the City I live in, to purchase the plantains. They are very economical at 4 plantains for $0.99 cents. The greener the plantain, the better. I brought home 8, we love plantains!
While the oil heats, proceed to cut the ends of each plantain off with a sharp knife.
Season with salt to taste, serve hot with lots of love and enjoy!