Crisp Fried Plantain Tostones with Rum Jalapeños

Crisp Fried Plantain Tostones with Rum Jalapeños

Crisp Fried Plantain Tostones with Rum Jalapeños

 

Makes: 12 tostones
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Inactive Time: 0 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:
Amount
Green plantains
4
Bacon, cooked, crisped, and crumbled
4 strips
Rotisserie chicken, shredded
1 ½ cups
BBQ sauce
1 cup
2-inch squares of Swiss cheese
12
1 jar
Sour cream
12 tbsp.
Green onions, sliced on a bias
2

Directions:
  1. Peel plantains. Cut into 2-inch thick slices (about 12 slices in total).
  2. Deep fry plantain slices at 325°F until golden and softened.
  3. Drain onto paper towels. Turn deep fryer up to 350°F.
  4. Cool plantains briefly. Stand on their ends and then press using a towel or tortilla press into a 3” circle, about 1/4” thick.
  5. Heat the BBQ sauce and chicken over low heat.
  6. Fry the pressed plantains in the 350°F fryer until very golden and brown. Drain on paper towels.
  7. Divide the chicken amongst the tostones. Top with a slice of Swiss cheese.
  8. Bake at 350°F for 3-5 minutes until the cheese is melted.
  9. Remove to a platter and top with sour cream, bacon, sliced Jalapeños, and green onions.