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I LOVE tostones!

Honestly, I love anything fried and starchy, so tostones are right up there at the top of my favorites list.

I don’t eat them a lot since they are so addicting and I can’t be trusted around them. But, every once in a while I get a hankering for them that I must soothe.

Tostones are a Latin side dish made in the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Haiti, etc. Each country has their own little spin on making them, but they are essentially plantains that have been sliced, fried, smashed, and fried again.

How to Make Tostones (Fried Plantains)

They are SUPER easy to make, so I wanted to make a video to show you how to make tostones. The video features plain tostones, with just plantains, salt, and pepper. If you just want to get a little fancier, try my Sweet Spice Tostones recipe, which is included below the video.


How to Peel Plantains

If you’re having some trouble peeling plantains, watch my video on how to peel plantains below.


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Sweet Spice Tostones (Fried Plantains)

Yield: 2 Servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

If you love tostones, you are going to swoon for this sweet spice version. Warm spices are the perfect complement to the sweet and creamy fried plantains. Enjoy as-is, or alongside your favorite meal.



  1. Peel your plantain and slice into 1/4 inch thick slices.
  2. Mix the dry spices and coconut sugar together in a separate bowl and set aside.
  3. Heat your coconut oil over medium heat in your skillet or frying pan. I like to use my cast iron frying pan.
  4. When the oil is hot, place the sliced plantains in the oil.
  5. Let cook for 2-3 minutes and flip. They should be lightly golden brown on one side.
  6. Cook for another 2-3 minutes and then remove from the oil and place on a plate or cutting board.
  7. Using the bottom of a glass, press down the on the plantains until they are flattened a little. You want to smash them a bit.
  8. Place back into the oil and cook on each side 1-2 minutes more, or until the plantains are golden brown.
  9. Remove from oil and place on a paper towel-lined plate. Sprinkle your spice mixture over the pieces.
  10. Let cool and serve.
  11. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. You can even re-heat in a frying pan or the oven if you like.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 164Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 588mgCarbohydrates: 44gFiber: 3gSugar: 23gProtein: 1g

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