Carne frita y tostones

Carne Frita


1 6 pack of chicken drumsticks
2 cups vegetable oil
  1. Wash the chicken.  With a sharp knife, make a couple of incisions on each drumstick.
  2. Season all the dromstick with liberal amounts of adobo. Set aside for one hour before cooking to allow the meat to absorb the seasoning.
  3. In a frying pan, place the oil and heat at moderate low heat for about 15 minutes.
  4. Place the chicken in the hot oil carefully.
  5. Cook for 1 1/2 - 2 hours.  Turn the chicken every 15 minutes to insure even cooking.
  6. Makes approximately 3 servings.



6 large green bananas
2 tablespoons salt
3 cups of water
2 cups vegetable oil
  1. Peel the green bananas.  Slice the bananas along its width into 1/2" pieces.  Soak in water and salt for about 15 minutes.
  2. In a frying pan, place the oil and heat at moderate low heat for about 15 minutes.
  3. Place about 10 pieces of banana in the oil and cook until the banana achieves a slightly golden color.  Turn the banana pieces over al least once while they are frying.
  4. Remove from the oil and allow them to cool for about 10 minutes.
  5. Using a brown paper bag, place one of the partially fried banana pieces on the bag.  Fold part of the bag over the piece of banana and crush evenly until the banana piece is about 1/8" thick.  Remove from the bag carefully so that you don't break the banana chip into pieces.  Repeat this with the other banana pieces.
  6. Place the crushed banana pieces back into the oil and continue to fry until the banana chips achieve a deep golden color.  remove from the oil and place in a container lined with papel towel.  Season liberally with adobo.
  7. Repeat steps 3 - 6 until all the banana pieces have been fried.
  8. Makes aproximately 6 servings.