Tostones – also known as patacones or fried green plantains – are made healthier with this easy air fryer recipe. No deep frying, just a few spritzes of olive oil for a crispy, delicious appetizer or side dish.


Air Fryer Tostones are an alternative way to make traditional tostones. You still get that crispy crunchy texture, but done in less time.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: air fryer patacones, air fryer plantains, air fryer tostones, tostones
Servings: 2
Calories: 102kcal


  • 1 Large green plantain,  ends trimmed and peeled (6 oz after)
  • olive oil spray, 
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 tsp. Kosher salt
  • ¾ tsp. Garlic powder


  • With a sharp knife cut a slit along the length of the plantain skin, this will make it easier to peel. Cut the plantain into 1 inch pieces, 8 total.
  • In a small bowl combine the water with salt and garlic powder.
  • Preheat the air fryer to 400F.
  • When ready, spritz the plantain with olive oil and cook 6 minutes, you might have to do this in 2 batches.
  • Remove from the air fryer and while they are hot mash them with a tostonera or the bottom of a jar or measuring cup to flatten.
  • Dip them in the seasoned water and set aside.
  • Preheat the air fryer to 400F once again and cook, in batches 5 minutes on each side, spraying both sides of the plantains with olive oil.
  • When done, give them another spritz of oil and season with salt. Eat right away.


Serving: 4 tostones

Nutrition Facts

1 servings per container

  • Amount Per ServingCalories102
  • % Daily Value *
  • Sodium 250mg 11%
  • Total Carbohydrate 27g 9%
    • Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
    • Sugars 12g
  • Protein 1g 2%

    * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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    Written by Lisa Yarde

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