Meaning of tostones in English:


Pronunciation /tɒˈstəʊneɪz/

plural noun

  • A Latin American dish of fried plantain, typically served with a dip.

    ‘Even the food sold by street vendors, such as grilled meat or tostones (fried plantain patties), is delicious.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Fried green plantains, called tostones or mariquitas, and ripe plantains, or maduros, round out the meal.’
    • ‘Patrick likes tostones, too… we'd better fry up some plantains!’
    • ‘Ripe fried plantains are called amarillas, green fried ones are patacon pisao, and they become tostones when fried and mashed.’


From Spanish tostón.