Air-Fried Tostones

Ryan Shepard
Ryan Shepard
June 15, 2022
My husband is Puerto Rican, and learning to make tostones was really important to me. Due to how time consuming the normal process can be, I haven’t made them as much as I would like. But with the Anova Precision Oven, I can cut down on cooking time and dishes. I prefer to serve my tostones with a side of black beans and tender bits of pork lechon.
Serves
4
Prep Time
00:05
Cook Time
00:21
Air-Fried Tostones
5 (1)
9
Ingredients
2 to 3
green plantains, peeled and cut into 1 ½-inch pieces
¼ cup
vegetable oil
Kosher salt
Steps

1. Preheat the Oven and Prepare Pan

Rack
Line a sheet pan with aluminum foil. Spray generously with nonstick oil spray.
Sous Vide Mode: Off
Steam: 100%
Temp: 350°F
Heat: Rear

2. Steam Plantains

Rack
Place the plantains on the prepared sheet pan. Transfer to the oven and steam until fork-tender, about 15 minutes.
Steam Plantains
Sous Vide Mode: Off
Steam: 100%
Temp: 350°F
Heat: Rear
00:15 Timer

3. Shape Tostones

Remove the pan from the oven and use something with a flat bottom, such as a small plate, cup, or bowl, to smash the plantains into thin, cake-like shapes that are ¼-inch thick. (If needed, you can grease the bottom of your smashing device with additional nonstick oil spray.)
Shape Tostones

4. Adjust the Oven for Air Frying

Rack
Sous Vide Mode: Off
Steam: Off
Temp: 425°F
Heat: Top, Rear

5. Crisp First Side

Rack
Drizzle both sides of the plantains with the oil and place them back in the oven until brown and crisp, about 5 minutes. Remove from the oven.
Sous Vide Mode: Off
Steam: Off
Temp: 425°F
Heat: Top, Rear
00:05 Timer

6. Crisp Second Side

Rack
Flip, return to the oven, and continue to air fry until they are browned and crisped on both sides, an additional 5 minutes.
Crisp Second Side
Sous Vide Mode: Off
Steam: Off
Temp: 425°F
Heat: Top, Rear
00:05 Timer

7. Salt and Serve

Remove the tostones from the oven and season with salt. Serve immediately.
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