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Tostones Paleo Puerto Rican Style

  • Author: Tina Turbin


I love tostones, therefore I made Tostones Paleo Puerto Rican Style! No heavy lard in this recipe, same great texture and the oil I use gives these a truer flavor to me. I just love them! In nearly every home and restaurant in Puerto Rico, you will find tostones on the menu.


  • 2 large green plantains
  • 1 ½ cups coconut oil
  • Salt
  • Water to boil and a large pot
  • Optional: chili powder


  1. Bring enough water to cover the bananas to a boil.
  2. Make a slice down the bananas lengthwise.
  3. Remove the peel gently so that the bananas stay intact.
  4. Place the bananas into the boiling water and cook at a low boil for 10-12 minutes.
  5. Remove from water. Drain and let sit for a few minutes to cool.
  6. Lightly grease the bottom of a flat cup.
  7. Cut the bananas into thick horizontal slices, ¾ – 1 inch thick.
  8. With the bottom of your cup, press on the individual bananas to flatten slightly – don’t break bananas.
  9. Heat 1 ½ cups coconut oil in pan until very hot.
  10. Salt your bananas and then gently drop them into the oil.
  11. Fry the bananas over low heat.
  12. Gently turn the bananas over – they will develop a golden color.
  13. Once both sides are golden, place the bananas to dry on paper towels.
  14. Season as desired with salt and/or spices.
  15. Enjoy!


These are delicious whether you serve them warm or cold. Be sure and salt, salt, salt them the Puerto Rican way…:)

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