Tostones Rellenos de picadillo
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Great for parties and anytime
Prepare picadillo according to
traditional recipe (see our recipe pages). One pound of ground beef
makes about 2½ cups of picadillo.
Just make the recipe and save any leftovers for pastelillos
volaos. The capacity of the tostón cup depends on the particular
tostonera that you have - some are bigger than others.
Peel green plantains, cut into 2" 'barrels, and fry in vegetable
oil at 325° (Medium-high) for about 7 minutes until golden. One
plantain makes 4 cups, we used 3 plantains to make 12 stuffed tostones.
They should be golden and soft inside
Use a tostonera for tostones rellenos (available online) to mash them
The cups should look like this.
Fry the 'cups' a second time at 365° to get a crispy shell (don't
let them turn too brown).
Stuff them with picadillo, top
with cheese and place in the oven. They can be stuffed with anything
you like, crab meat, chicken, etc., all made substituting the meat
in our picadillo recipe.
Your tostones rellenos will look like this . . . . sabroso!
Criolla con gusto!