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Recipe: Tostones

15min / 5 persons


Tostones or patacones are eaten all over Latin America as a side snack.


  • 1 green banana (not the same as a plantain, ask at the toko!)
  • salt
  • 3tbsp groundnut oil


  1. Cut of the tops of both sides of the banana.
  2. Make 4 vertical cuts in the peel and pull the peel off.
  3. Cut the banana into 1 cm pieces.
  4. Put the oil in the pan.
  5. Fry the pieces on both sides light gold in a little bit.
  6. Let it cool down and and crush the pieces gently with the palm of your hand..
  7. Bake the crushed pieces again until golden brown on both sides.
  8. Remove from the pan, sprinkle some salt over it and serve warm on the side.