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Monday, April 23, 2012

Terror Reign Green Plantains (Tostones)

Reign of terror?  REALLY???  Me thinks David Axelrod is channeling Fox News!
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/22/david-axelrod-reign-of-terror-republicans-congress_n_1443722.html



Terror Reign Green Plantains
(Tostones)

No worries! This traditional Puerto Rican side dish is easy to prepare and updated to be healthier.
Makes 4 servings

8 Tbsp. olive oil, divided
4 cloves garlic
1/2 tsp. salt, divided
1/4 tsp. black pepper
2 ripe plantains
2 cups cold water

In a blender or small food processor combine 4 Tbsp. oil, garlic, 1/4 tsp. salt and pepper.  Blend or process 1 minute or until smooth; set aside.

Cut ends off of plantains and peel.  Slice on diagonal into 1/2-inch-thick slices.

Heat 2 Tbsp. oil in large skillet. Place plantains in the oil and fry on both sides, about 3 minutes per side.

Remove the plantains from pan to a flat surface like a clean cutting board.  Add 2 Tbsp. remaining oil to skillet. 

Flatten plantains by pressing down with back of spatula.  Dip the plantains in water, then return them to the hot oil and fry 1 minute on each side. Sprinkle with salt and serve immediately with garlic sauce.

Tip:
Great with grill chicken, fish or pork tenderloin.









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