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Healthy Air Fryer Tostones

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My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.

Calories 146
Protein 1g
Fat 6g
Carbs 24g
Total Time 20 minutes

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Air Fryer Tostones Recipe

Ingredients

Air-Fried Tostones
Ingredients for 4 servings

  • 2 green plantains (~322g)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons avocado oil (or coconut oil or grapeseed oil)
  • pinch of sea salt
  • Seasoning
    • 1 cup warm water
    • 3 garlic cloves, minced (or 2 teaspoons garlic powder)
    • 1 teaspoon onion powder
    • 2 teaspoons sea salt & pepper
  • spray avocado oil

 

  •  UTENSILS
Steps
  1. Set air-fryer to 420F.
  2. Peel the plantain by chopping off the ends and making a long slit along the side of the plantain, not too deep.  Then peel off the skin.
  3. Chop the plantain into pieces no larger than 1-inch thick, then add them to the air-fryer basket, leaving adequate space between them.
  4. Air-fry for about 6 minutes or until golden brown.  Remove from the air fryer.
  5. Mix together the seasoned water.
  6. Grab a coffee mug or bowl or flat surface and gently smash each piece of plantain to create the tostones.
  7. Dip the tostones in the seasoned water (one by one), then place it back in the air fryer basket.  LET THEM DRY then spray them again with oil and place them back into the air fryer.
  8. Air fry for another 5 to 7 minutes, until the edges are golden brown and crispy.  Pro-tip: I like to air fry mine for 4-5 minutes, then flip them over, and air-fry for an additional 2 – 3 minutes.
  9. Enjoy hot and fresh from the air fryer!

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Calories
146
Protein
1g
Fat
6g
Carbs
24g
Sodium
Fiber
2g
Sugar
7g
About the author

FitMenCook

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.