tos·​to·​ne | \ tō-ˈstō-nā How to pronounce tostone (audio) \

Definition of tostone

: a thick slice of green plantain that is fried, flattened, and then fried again

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This weekend the Marlins square off against the Pittsburgh Pirates and, if all else fails, Pincho is there with its signature burger on fried tostones. Ben Crandell,, "Weekend preview: Love ya, Dad. Where’s Mom?," 12 June 2019 Elena Ruz Cuban Cuisine provides food in a cafe offering empanadas, tostones and Cuban-inspired bowls and sandwiches. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "Double 8 grocery stores: Here's what they are now," 1 May 2018 Among the new options from Executive Chef Hector Colon are empanadilla loca (a pizza empanada with cheese, beef, mayo-ketchup, lettuce and tomato), mofongo with carne frita, pincho con tostones, bacalaítos and other items. Dewayne Bevil,, "SeaWorld Orlando extends Seven Seas Food Fest by 2 weekends," 27 Mar. 2018 There were also long tin trays of tostones and empanadas, and plastic jugs of red and green salsa. Elizabeth A. Harris, New York Times, "Displaced by Storm, Puerto Rican Students Land in New York," 28 Jan. 2018 The menu includes roast pork (pernil), friend plantains (tostones), salt cod (bacalao), coconut panna cotta (tembleque) and other Latin American dishes. Karen Farkas,, "Cuyahoga Community College to hold benefit dinner to support Puerto Rican family of graduate," 16 Oct. 2017 August’s menu is an island theme featuring ahi tuna, tostones with pineapple salsa, halibut with ginger sauce, jerk crab cakes and seared scallops, and bananas foster crepes with rum pudding. Dana Mcmahan, The Courier-Journal, "Fond to launch original line of food products 'to make entertaining easy, elegant'," 22 Aug. 2017 Order some shareable appetizers including savory bocaditos or tuna tartare and avocado served with tostones. Staff Report, Orange County Register, "Leisurely luncher? Here are our favorite places to savor a bite, sip your drink," 3 May 2017 The green ones used in traditional Mofongo also can be fried to make tostones, which taste a lot like potato chips and are a common side dish in Caribbean cuisine. Andy Staples,, "Where to eat, drink in Orlando," 30 June 2017

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First Known Use of tostone

1964, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tostone

American Spanish tostón, from Spanish tostar

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