Oven Baked Tostones with Mojo Sauce – Whole30 & Paleo friendly. An alternative to shallow frying green plantains, and this mojo sauce goes great with both!
First and foremost, welcome to Tostones Week 2018! This week you’ll be getting seven, yes SEVEN, new recipes that use tostones in different ways and recipes. We all know my deep love for tostones, and it makes me so happy that so many of you share that love.
This week we’re starting off with oven baked tostones with mojo sauce (garlic sauce). For those of you new, I highly recommend you get familiar with making tostones the shallow fried method here, and this oven baked way. I have lots of delicious recipes coming your way, and you can use either method for each recipe.
Moving along to this oven baked tostones. I’m going to be quite honest with you, oven baked tostones are not my preferred method of making tostones, but I get asked a ton if it can be made in the oven or air fryer. I don’t have an air fryer so I figured I’d do it in the oven.
I’m going to safely assume that it can be done in an air fryer because it can be done in the oven! If someone has an air fry method let me know! You don’t get the kind of crunch I like when you fry the tostones, but there is still a crunch. Just a different kind …if that makes sense.
Now let’s talk about this mojo sauce. I cannot believe I’ve been missing out on it. It’s so simple and can be used for different things other than dipping your tostones. If you love garlic, you’ll love this sauce. I’ve used it as a salad dressing, I’ve used it as a marinade, and I’ve used it to saute my veggies. It’s super versatile, and I’m sure you’ll find different ways to use it!
OH, I also like to take the bits of garlic and rub it on my tostones before making a sandwich. It adds a little extra oomph to any dish. You might want to double this sauce because it’s that good, and you’ll be seeing it again later this week. 😉
Now that Tostones Week 2018 is well on its way, go get your tostones on people! It’s going to be an awesome week!
Oven Baked Tostones with Mojo Sauce
For the tostones:
Preheat oven to 425F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Cut both ends of the plantains off. Score the plantains deep enough to cut through skin and then peel it off.
Cut the plantains into ½ inch coins.
Place cut plantains in a bowl and toss with avocado oil starting with ¼ cup and kosher salt. Make sure the plantains are coated.
Put plantains on baking sheet in a single layer and bake for 10 minutes.
Remove plantains from oven, flip the plantains, and then flatten with a cup or something flat. Brush the tostones with a little more oil and then bake for an additional 10 minutes or until cooked through and golden.
For mojo sauce:
Add avocado oil, minced garlic, lemon juice, and kosher salt to a saucepan.
On low heat, heat the avocado oil for 15-20 minutes making sure avocado oil doesn’t come to a rapid boil. You just want to heat the avocado oil so the garlic can infuse it. Stir occasionally.
Once done, remove from heat, and store in an airtight container.
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