Tostones With Chunky Avocado Recipe

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Tostones with Chunky Avocado

Baby Kato

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@BabyKato

Mmmm what's not to like about fried plantains, fresh avocado and ripe mango. Sounds like a great appetizer to me.

Taken from site: thelatinkitchen.com/...hunky-avocado

Recipe Courtesy of:Gaby Dalkin

Posted here for play in Culinary Quest


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Serves:

8

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

10 Min

Method:

Pan Fry

Ingredients

2
ripe, yellow to yellow-black plantains
1/2 c
vegetable oil
2
haas avocados
1
ripe mango
1
lemon, juiced
1/4 c
finely diced red onion
coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Peel each plantain. Cut each plantain into 6 to 8 pieces.
2
Heat the oil in a large heavy skillet over medium heat until shimmering. Add 6 pieces of plantain at a time and cook, turning every 30 seconds, until just golden brown. Remove the plantains from the oil with a pair of tongs and repeat this process for the remaining plantains.
3
Using a tortilla press, carefully press down on each piece of semi-cooked plantain until you have a 2-to-3-inch flat disk. If you don’t have a tortilla press, simply press down on the semi-cooked plantain with a small flat bottomed plate until the plantain is a 2–to-3-inch flat disk. Fry these disks in the oil for about 45 seconds on each side, until a deeper golden color. Transfer the disks to a paper towel to drain; sprinkle with salt. Repeat with remaining plantains.
4
Cut each avocado in half lengthwise. Remove the pit from the avocado and discard. Remove the avocado from the skin, cut into 1⁄2-inch dice, and place in a bowl. Using a vegetable peeler, remove the skin of the mango. Using a sharp knife, slice the wide flat part of the fruit off the pit. Repeat this process for the other side of the mango. Transfer the 2 mango slices to a cutting board and cut into 1⁄2-inch pieces. Add the mango to the bowl with the avocado.
5
Add the lemon juice and toss to combine. Season with salt and pepper. Top each of the fried plantains with equal portions of the avocado mixture. Top each tostone with a sprinkle of the red onion, and serve immediately.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Fruit Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: Latin American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy