One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A Latin American dish of fried plantains, typically served with a dip.
- ‘Even the food sold by street vendors, such as grilled meat or tostones (fried plantain patties), is delicious.’
- ‘Fried green plantains, called tostones or mariquitas, and ripe plantains, or maduros, round out the meal.’
- ‘Suckingly juicy shreds of beef picadillo are pressed into chewy, barely sweet plantain cups to form delicious tostones rellenos.’
- ‘An excellent speciality of the Spanish-speaking Caribbean is tostones, for which slices of slightly unripe plantain are gently fried, squashed flat, and fried further until crisp.’
- ‘As noted previously, before 1959, arroz con pollo and tostones (fried green bananas) were the standard Sunday dinner.’
- ‘Ripe fried plantains are called amarillas, green fried ones are patacon pisao, and they become tostones when fried and mashed.’
- ‘Patrick likes tostones, too… we'd better fry up some plantains!’
From Spanish tostón.
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