Carolina Kitchen: Tostones and fish tacos

Nestor Teran demonstrates how to make tostones and fish tacos during a segment of The Carolina Kitchen (Photo courtesy: WLOS staff)

Nestor Teran, Executive Chef/Owner of Smash Events, Inc. and the Smash Box Mobile Kitchen explains how to cook up tostones and fish tacos.



  • 2 cups vegetable oil for frying
  • 3 green plantains, peeled and sliced into 1-inch pieces
  • salt to taste


  • Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the plantain slices and fry until they soften, 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Use a tostonera (a press) or a plate to slightly mash each piece until it is about 1/2 inch thick.
  • Return the pieces to the hot skillet and fry until crispy, about 3 minutes per side.
  • Salt tostones to taste + serve with refried beans and a lime wedge.

Fish tacos

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