Thursday, August 28, 2008


As I mentioned in a previous post, we have started learning Spanish this year as part of our homeschooling. I love it because it's hands on - complete with crafts and recipes. Well, today we got to cook "Tostones". It was fun to try something new and get some "culture" in us ;-)

Here's the recipe in case you want to try it at home...

Ingredients & Utensils:
* Plantains
* Cooking Oil
* Salt and/or powdered sugar
* Frying pan
* Spatula
* Knife
* Mug with flat bottom

Peel the plantains

Slice into thick slices

Fry in oil

Brown plantains then turn over

Place plantains on paper towel and allow to cool. Then smash the plantains with a mug.

Fry the plantains a second time on both sides. Do not burn.

Sprinkle with your choice of salt or powdered sugar. (We liked salt the best.)

Eat and enjoy!

1 comment:

Dawn said...

Those look really good. And, easy enough for even me to do! :)

Love the picture of the girls holding the bananas to their ears.