Air Fryer Tostones! Today was a great day at our house for lunch. I surprised the kids and made these while they were finishing up school. Today, I bring you my favorite, Air Fryer Tostones Fried Plantains Recipe.
These make for such a healthy and delicious snack. The kids loved them, and I loved they are not deep-fried, which provides for a great and healthy snack for my kids!
If you love Air Fryer Banana Chips, you will absolutely love these. Made with a few ingredients and provide a great snack for the kids.
If you are looking for even more Air Fryer Fruit Recipes, some of my favorites are AIR FRYER STRAWBERRY MASCARPONE BRUSCHETTA, AIR FRYER BAKED APPLES, AIR FRYER ROASTED PEAR SALAD and AIR FRYER DEHYDRATED BLUEBERRIES.
What Are Tostones?
If you are not familiar with Tostones, they are twice-fried (in this case air-fried) Plantains. The name Tostones is actually the Spanish verb that means to toast. They are very popular in Latin American or Caribbean cuisine.
They are really just unripe plantains that are air-fried or fried, flattened, and then flattened. The key to any great Tostone recipe is green plantain.
These are such a great option for a side, rather than french fries or onion rings. They go with any sandwich amazingly!
What Are Plantains?
Plantains are from the same family as bananas, which is why they look so much alike. They are best eaten when they are green, which is because they are firm.
They will often be referred to as eating paste since you would never want to eat an unripe plantain, as they are almost inedible.
To enjoy a plantain, you would need to cook them. The most common dish to make with plantains is tostones.
Like the banana the fruit is very nutritious it’s a great source of potassium, magnesium, Vitamin C, and fiber.
Air Fryer Tostones Fried Plantains
Ingredients Needed for Air Fryer Tostones Fried Plantains
- Green Plantains
- Olive oil spray
- Ice Water
- Sea Salt
How To Make Air Fryer Tostones Fried Plantains
Start by peeling the Green Plantains. Slice the plantains into 1 1/2 inch thick slices.
Preheat your air fryer to 350 degrees F, air fryer setting. Then soak your plantains in cold water and salt. Soak for about 20 minutes. Dry them off, coat them with olive oil, and then place them into your air fryer basket. Set the time for 10 minutes, flipping halfway.
Carefully remove the plantains, and use a drinking glass, and smash them.
Please return them to the air fryer basket, and spray them generously with cooking spray. Air Fyr for another 6 to 8 minutes, flipping halfway.
How To Peel Plantains
Unlike the banana, plantains are very hard to peel. The peel of the plantain is very thick. The best way to peel a plantain is to cut the ends, cut some lines in the skin, and peel.
You will need to make several cuts in the skin to obliterate the skin of the plantain.
How To Pick a Plantain For Tostones
The best ones to get are completely green plantains, without any bruises. If the plantain has any spots of yellow, do not get it. For making Tostones, you really want completely green plantains.
How to Flatten Tostones
In Latin America, and Mexico where these are a staple in the daily diet, they use a Tostonera Press. This press will flatten the plantain.
Since you will not be making these every day, I would suggest using a drinking glass or using a rolling pin after you place it in between parchment paper.
What to Serve With Tostones?
Tostones are typically served with fresh lime wedges, sour cream, or mayoketchu. You can also serve it with a spray of olive oil and some sea salt.
It really needs to be served with nothing, but some sea salt, and maybe a drizzle of olive oil. They will taste amazing by themselves.
Make Ahead Tips for Tostones
I often make these ahead of time. THere are seveal ways that you can do this, the firest is that you can stop at the pressing part, and then come back and finsih them off.
Or you can make them, and then reheat htem in yoru air fyre ror in your oven. Just heat until they are warmed. For best results, I wouls pray them again with olive oil, and sprinkle some sea salt on top.
Storing and Freezing Tostones
If you have any leftover Tostones, place them into an airtight container, and then place them into the refrigerator, where they will last for about a day.
To Freeze: If you want to make a double batch and then freeze some, that will work perfectly.
Make them as directed, place them on a parchment-lined baking sheet, and pop them into the freezer. Freeze until frozen solid. Remove and place the frozen Tostones into a freezer bag. They will last for about a month.
To Cook From Frozen: Place the frozen Tostones into the air fryer basket, spray with some olive oil, and heat until warmed through.
Some Other Great & Easy Air Fruit Recipes-
- AIR FRYER STRAWBERRY MASCARPONE BRUSCHETTA
- AIR FRYER BAKED APPLES
- EASY AIR FRYER FRIED APPLE FRIES
- AIR FRYER ROASTED PEAR SALAD
- AIR FRYER BANANA CHIPS
Don’t Forget To Pin-
- 2 Green Plantains
- 2 to 4 tablespoons Olive Oil
- Ice Water
- Sea Salt
- Cooking or Olive Oil Spray
- Start by peeling the Green Plantains. Slice the plantains into 1 1/2 inch thick slices.
- Preheat your air fryer to 350 degrees F, air fryer setting. Then soak your plantains in cold water and salt.
- Soak for about 20 minutes.
- Dry them off, coat them with olive oil, and then place them into your air fryer basket. Set the time for 10 minutes, flipping halfway.
- Carefully remove the plantains, and use a drinking glass, and smash them.
- Please return them to the air fryer basket, and spray them generously with cooking spray. Air Fyr for another 6 to 8 minutes, flipping halfway.
- Plate, serve, and enjoy!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 144Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 77mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 1gSugar: 8gProtein: 0g