What happens when you have a left over green plantain and all you want in life is to eat it for breakfast? You figure out a way to incorporate it with your breakfast. This is one of the simplest recipes I have ever made, it just takes a little time, since you have to double fry the plantain. But once you get it all together it’s smooth sailing. I apologize for back to back breakfast posts, its actually my favorite meal of the day! I’ll try to mix it up in the next couple of weeks. Hasta la proxima!
We are going to cut the plantain into 6 pieces.
Then fry them in oil and cook until almost golden. Put them in a paper towel to drain and then flatten them into disks with the back of a cup and refry them. I have detailed instructions here in my Queso Fundido Tostones. I also over lap two tostones to make one big tostone, that way you can eat it like a sandwich.
Then in a pan fry up four bacon strips, then in the bacon grease fry up your egg sunny side up, or however you like. But I highly recommend leaving a runny yolk! Yum!
Here’s how we build it, one tostone on the bottom, followed by both of your bacon slices cut in half. Then some shredded cheese, because why not. Now add your perfectly cooked egg, with the runny yolk and top it with another tostone.
Serve it along side some tator tots and that’s all you need!
Tostone Breakfast Sandwich
- canola oil for frying
- 1 green plantain cut into 6 pieces
- 4 thick cut bacon strips
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 c shredded colby jack cheese
- tator tots
- Heat Canola oil to 375 F, in the meantime peel and chop your green plantain into 6 pieces (you want them fairly thick).
- Once your oil is up to temperature begin frying your tostones for about 3 minutes, moving them around every so often so that they get golden on all sides.
- Remove tostones and drain on paper towels, then flatten them into disks with the back of a cup or a tostone press if you own one.
- I found that some of my tostones were a bit small, so I put two of the smaller tostones together (overlapping) and flattened them to form a bigger tostone, that way it mimics the bottom of a bun.
- Then return to the fry and cook for another 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from the grease and drain on a paper towel and sprinkle with salt.
- In a frying pan over medium high heat add your bacon and cook until crispy, then drain on a paper towel.
- In the same bacon grease cook your eggs sunny side up, with a runny egg. I guess you could cook the egg however you like, but I highly recommend the runny yolk.
- Then build your sandwich, tostone on the bottom, I cut each slice of bacon in half and put 4 halves over each tostone. Now add your cheese, egg on top of the cheese and then the other tostone. That’s it, go get your grub on!