Banan Pese (Pressed Double-Fried Plantains)
- 6-8 plantains
- vegetable oil
Peel fresh-picked (if you're lucky) green plantains (un-ripened).
Slice at an angle; larger surface area for frying.
Soak in salt water.
Deep fry plantains in oil until they start to turn golden and the oil calms.
Remove from oil and use a press to "flatten" plantain into a thick chip. Aminestha's press is made from two pieces of leather-hinged Haitian oak; any press will do the trick.
Dunk in salt water and deep fry a second time, until slightly brown and the oil has calmed.
Drain and remove.