MasterChef: Tostones (fried plantains)
2 cups Vegetable Oil
2 Tsps Salt
Garlic Powder (to taste)
¼ Cup Ketchup
¼ Cup Mayonnaise
Garlic Powder (Optional, to taste)
Paprika (Optional, to taste)
Bring canola oil to boil.
Cut ends of plantains off, cut down the side of the peel. Peel plantains.
Cut plantains, about ½ an inch thick.
Take out when they have reached a golden-brown color, but not cooked through.
Using a tostonera, smash the plantain flat. Return the mashed plantains into the oil.
Fry until they are crispy and have a nice brown color.
Serve hot with rice and beans.
Mix ketchup and mayonnaise together in a bowl until the mixture is a pink color. Add seasoning to taste.