Healthy Air Fryer 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
- 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
- Air Fryer. I use the Breville Smart Oven Air – it does more than just air-fry so it’s worth the investment!
Set air-fryer to 420F.
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.
Chop the plantain into pieces no larger than 1-inch thick, then add them to the air-fryer basket, leaving adequate space between them.
Air-fry for about 6 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from the air fryer.
Mix together the seasoned water.
Grab a coffee mug or bowl or flat surface and gently smash each piece of plantain to create the tostones.
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.
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.
Enjoy hot and fresh from the air fryer!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Hey, I'm Kevin
My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and maintaining an active lifestyle.
By experimenting in the kitchen and sharing my meals on Tumblr, I learned healthy eating is not boring! By making a few adjustments to my favorite foods, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my wellness goals while satisfying my desire for BANGIN food! 😅 Now I try to help people around the world realize that same level of freedom in eating regardless of budget. Welcome, let's #DemocratizeWellness together!