Ahhh, tostones. It’s a great midnight snack. Use green plantains, cut on the bias and fry once for about 3-ish minutes. Remove from the oil and smash with a can of tuna, with just the right twist of the wrist. Fry them again in oil that’s not too hot…Everything’s better fried, so twice fried is even better.
They’re perfect hot out of the oil (vegetable or canola), drained for just a second on a paper bag and sprinkled with sea salt and a dash of Tabasco. Sometimes I slice habaneros to heat things up. They’re also great topped with creme fraiche and caviar and a toast of Champagne.