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Tostones

Tostones
Serves four

Ingredients:
3 each plantation bananas (cooking bananas)
Vegetable oil for frying
¼ cup olive oil 
Salt

Method of Preparation:
Take the bananas and peel with a knife.  Cut ½ inch thick angle slices
Place oil in frying pan and heat to 375 degrees.  When oil is hot, place the plantation bananas in the oil and fry for 4-5 minutes.
Scoop the bananas out of the oil with a metal strainer and set aside.
Take the bananas and place on a brown paper bag and pound out the bananas by one half.
Place the bananas back in the hot oil and finish for 2 minutes.
Place the bananas in paper to soak up excess oil and place in a bowl and toss with olive oil and salt.
Serve as a garnish for any rice dish

Mojo  (Puerto Rican & Cuban Garlic Sauce)
Ingredients:
½ cup olive oil 
4 to 6 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
1 Tb. fresh squeezed lemon juice
Pinch of salt

Method of preparation:
Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth
Adjust the amount of salt and juice to taste
(note: Mojo makes a good marinade for pork)

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