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Vegan Dominican Vegan Fried Plantains, Tostones, on a plate

Dominican Tostones, Fried Plantains

Prep: 5 min
Cook: 30 min
Total: 35 min
Servings: 4

This traditional Dominican Tostones recipe is simple, delicious, and easy to do. Enjoy these alone lightly salted or with numerous types of sauces like mojo verde, garlic dip, and even guacamole.

Author Vigo's Dad
by Vigo's Dad
Recipe Ingredients

Ingredients & Directions

Recipe Ingredients


Yield: Varies (4 Servings)
Needed Kitchenware: Knife, frying pan or deep-fryer, flat-bottomed glass, tongs
  • 4 plantains sliced 1" thick (2.5cm)
  • Enough high-heat oil to fry in
  • Salt
Recipe Directions


  • Preheat the oil in the frying pan (or deep fryer) on medium-high heat, should take around 3 minutes to reach around 350F degrees.
  • Gently place the plantain slices in the oil with your tongs and fry for about 40 seconds. Flip each side and fry the other side for about 40 seconds.
  • After each side is fried, remove the slices with your tongs and place on paper towel to soak up extra oil.
  • Place more slices into the oil to fry. While waiting for them to fry on each side, go back to your plantain pieces that are done on the paper towel. Take each one on a cutting board now and flatten down each piece without breaking it using the bottom of a glass or cup that is flat. Sprinkle with salt on each side.
  • Repeat frying, flattening, and salting until all the slices are done. Enjoy while hot!

If flattening the plantain is too hard to do, it's likely that the plantain has not been cooked enough. Try cooking longer and see if it helps with the next batch.

I use rapeseed oil when I make this recipe and you can use green or ripe plantains.

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Recipe nutrition

Nutritional Information

Yield: Varies
Servings: 4
Information per serving:
Energy: 570.3 kcal
Carbohydrate: 86 g
Protein: 3.5 g
Fiber: 4.6 g
Sugar: 47.3 g
Fat: 28.2 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 17.3 g
Polyunsatured Fat: 7.7 g
Omega-3: 2.5 g
Omega-6: 5.2 g
Saturated Fat: 2 g
Trans Fat: 0.1 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Choline: 36.5 mg 9% DV
Folate: 59.4 µg 15% DV
A: 3042.9 IU 130% DV
B1: 0.2 mg 18% DV
B2: 0.2 mg 19% DV
B3: 1.8 mg 13% DV
B5: 0.8 mg 16% DV
B6: 0.7 mg 50% DV
B12: 0 mg 0% DV
C: 49.7 mg 66% DV
D: 0 IU 0% DV
E: 4.8 mg 32% DV
K: 97.2 µg 108% DV
Calcium: 9.2 mg 1% DV
Copper: 0.2 mg 22% DV
Iron: 1.5 mg 8% DV
Magnesium: 97.3 mg 30% DV
Manganese: 0.4 mg 22% DV
Phosphorus: 86.4 mg 12% DV
Potassium: 1315.3 mg 28% DV
Selenium: 4.1 µg 7% DV
Sodium: 1779.1 mg 119% DV
Zinc: 0.5 mg 6% DV

Please note nutritional information varies dependent on agricultural conditions, consistency in manufacturing processes, and honesty in reporting. We cannot accurately report on the amount of harmful chemicals or beneficial plant constituents that might be present in these ingredients. We cannot report on the content of material added during the cooking process. We cannot guarantee if the vitamins present are natural or synthetic. We make no guarantees to the accuracy of this information and continue to suggest purchasing organic, high-quality, fresh ingredients from local, trusted sources. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet and values come regulated from the FDA. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your needs.

Tips, Suggestions, Photos, & More Information

Traditional Dominican fried plantains are THE best snack, appetizer, or side dish. Enjoy these alone with any numerous types of sauces like mojo verde, garlic dip, and even guacamole. Ketchup goes very well with these too!

It's very important these are eaten immediately! They can become very soggy when they become cold and it just doesn't taste as good.

If you wish to keep any leftovers, do not store them in an air-tight container and be sure to reheat before serving. You can reheat by frying quickly again or baking. Hope you enjoy!

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