There is a restaurant near me that makes Tostones with a delicious garlic sauce. After some experimenting I made a sauce that tastes just like the restaurant. Enjoy!!
You will need green plantains. One makes about 6-8 tostones depending on size.
oil for frying
adobo seasoning or salt for seasoning, to taste
Cut the plantains into about 1 inch thick slices. Then peel them. I find it easier to peel this way.
Place the peeled slices in a bowl of cold water with about ½ teaspoon salt. Let sit 30 minutes
Heat oil in a fry pan to 350-365 degrees.
Remove from water pat dry, Fry about 4-6 at a time, depending on the size fry pan you are using. Fry them until they are just golden on all sides.
Remove from oil. Place on plate with paper towel.
Using 2 pieces of wax paper, place plantain in the middle of wax paper and flatten it with a glass plate. Careful, they will be hot.
Place the flattened plantain in the oil again until crisp and also golden brown.
when done remove from fry pan and place on a plate with paper towels to drain excess oil.
Sprinkle with salt and/or Adobo seasoning
Serve promptly for the best taste.
Add to a small sauce pan
½ teaspoon fresh minces garlic, plus a dash of garlic powder
1 can tomato sauce
Salt & pepper to taste
½ teaspoon oil
Simmer until warm. Serve with tostones.