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    tostonero project

    this is a prototype, and to be given to one of our friends at church. it is used to make a variant of tostones, that are shaped like a cup, the other variation is outright flat. to make them, take an average plantain, deep fry it a bit, then take it to the tostonero, and smash it flat, then finish frying it. with the other one, it is put into a press, and it makes a sort of plantain cup, which is then filled, and cooked. i'm using some odd cuts of cherry for this one. the finish will be good old mineral oil.
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    Well Dan you sure got my fingers searching google.

    Here is what i found but i am trying to put the pieces together.

    So whats the filling ?

    Dan i was raised with having fried banana for breakfast when there are over ripe banana in the house. Thing is they very sweet so one gets stretched between two people. But not had fried plantain. Are they sweet once fried.



    http://www.eltostonero.com/images/F-...RA%20COMBO.JPG
    http://www.eltostonero.com/images/B-...%20RELLENO.JPG

    You planning on cutting these with your cnc or template and router?
    Last edited by Rob Keeble; 05-06-2016 at 02:17 AM.
    cheers

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    actually, as this is a prototype, i will be cutting the ends round.
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    Welp there's the extended word of the day.. tostonero!

    We've made tostones before but only the flat kind and those we just made with a fork. I'll be interested to see what these ones look like if you get to try the product post production. I'm curious about the filling as well... the picadillo stuffed ones look pretty tasty!

    Rob,

    The Plantains are a bit of a starchy banana, not super sweet. Usually (at least when we made them, Dan correct as needed for your variant) we'd use them a bit green so even less sweet/more starchy. The first frying softens them up a bit so you can squish them good and flat then the second frying makes them nice and crispy. We mostly made the flat ones when we were in Hawaii and could get reasonable plantains - and ate them with Philipino style banana ketchup (yep ketchup made from bananas, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banana_ketchup).
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    Well done my research and now I'm hungry.............Way ta go Dan
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    got the blank glued up today. too hot for anything else. may be able to trim it up a bit tomorrow, depending on errands and such.
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    The Doc said my tostonero levels were a bit low, so I got some plantains and now everything is fine!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Calver View Post
    The Doc said my tostonero levels were a bit low, so I got some plantains and now everything is fine!
    I think you meant:
    every thing is fried
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    You got that right!

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