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Wordless Wednesday Answer

So the picture from yesterdays Wordless Wednesday was Fried plantains AKA Tostones. I never knew about Tostones until I married my wife who is Puerto Rican and turned me on to these. They are so delicious.

From Wikipedia:

Tostones (from the Spanish verb tostar which means “to toast”[1]), also called patacones, are a side dish made from sliced green (unripe) plantains which are cut either length-wise or width-wise and are twice fried[1]. The first step is to heat the oil on medium for a few minutes. Once it’s hot enough, one fries the slices for 1-2 minutes on each side until they are golden in color (raw plantain is off-white to pale pink in color). One then removes them, pats dry excess oil, pounds them flat with a “tostonera” or any kitchen utensil that has a large enough flat surface (the flat bottom of a sturdy glass or cup works well), then fries them once again until they are lightly crisp and right before they start to turn brown or burnt.