What is a Tostonera press?

What is a Tostonera press?

A tostonera is a wooden (and sometimes plastic) plantain press used to make Tostones”. Tostones are flattened out round discs of plantain that are Fried up, pressed in a Tostonera, then refried.

What is a plantain smasher called?

The tostonera is an essential tool in the Latin kitchen. The IMUSA tostonera easily flattens sliced Plantains and prepares them to be fried.

What can I do with leftover tostones?

Storing Leftover Tostones

  1. Store leftovers in an air-tight container and store in the fridge for up to 3 days.
  2. To reheat, place on a plate and warm in the microwave for one minute and serve immediately.

How do you clean Tostonera?

You need to gently rub the surface with a damp cloth or a wipe. It’s a personal point of view, I like to wash everything I use in the kitchen or I will think it’s not clean enough. I forgot to review after my first use. I have been making tostones for a while using this tostonera.

How do you use plantain smasher?

Smash the plantains. After letting any excess oil drip off onto a paper towel, it’s time to flatten the plantains. Working one at a time while the plantains are still warm, take a fried plantain slice, place it between a folded sheet of wax paper, and then gently smash using the bottom of a glass, plate, or pan.

How many calories is 5 tostones?

There are 231 calories in 5 small tostones of Puerto Rican Style Fried Green Plantain (Tostones).

How do you keep tostones fresh?

I’ve had very good luck freezing tostones at home. Peel and prepare the tostones as above, fry them once, mash them and let them cool. Then spread them on a pan in layers separated by wax paper and put them in the freezer. When the tostones are firm, you can put them in a plastic freezer bag and store them for months.

Can you reheat fried plantains?

Plantain slices are best served immediately but may be made 1 day ahead, cooled completely, and kept in an air-tight container. Reheat plantain slices on a rack in a shallow baking pan in a preheated 350°F. oven 5 minutes, or until heated through.

How do you use a Tostone press?

Remove them from the pan and place them over the tostenera. Press down firmly. Dip in water on each side then return them to the pan to cook for about 1 minute on each side. Then Voila enjoy crispy tostones.

How do you smash tostones without Tostonera?

If you don’t have have a tostonera, place a plantain slice between two sheets of parchment paper and using the back of a wooden spoon press the plantain. In a small bowl, combine water, garlic and salt. Dip the pressed plantains in the salted water and drop back into the hot oil. Be careful as the oil will splatter.