2largegreen plantainspeeled and sliced in 2” slices
1/2-1cupvegetable oil, avocado oil, or your oil of choice with a high smoke point(enough to cover the slices)
Salt to taste
In a deep nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat.
Add the thick plantain slices in the skillet, making sure there is enough oil to cover the slices. See video for more info but overall what you want is enough oil where the very top of the plantains are still visible but the rest of the slice is cooking in the oil.
Fry slices for about 5 minutes on all sides. Remove and drain on paper towels to absorb the excess oil.
Using a plantain press or a paper towel folded over, smash the plantains to about 1/2 inch thick.
Fry the now smashed plantains for about 4-5 minutes in the same skillet until golden brown on both sides.
Remove and drain on paper towels and season with salt. (You can transfer the oil to an airtight container and reuse it at a later time, if you’d like)