We Cubans love to talk (and talk and talk) about pretty much anything. We have an opinion. And of course, our opinion is the correct one.
The best part of this is that we love to engage in what I like to call “Recreational Arguing.” In other words, we will argue a point sometimes, not on its merits, but just because we can. Is anyone else relating to this? Let’s see a show of hands.
One of my favorite Recreational Arguments® is the one over which is the more superior way to cook plantains:
- Wait until they’re super ripe and fry up some super sweet maduros?
- Or get those very green plantains right off the tree and double fry some salty/savory tostones?
I always end up on the diplomatic side of this argument: It depends.
My friends at IMUSA recently sent me some of their fabulous products to try out. (Thanks, IMUSA!) IMUSA Products are available at Macy’s, Kohl’s, K-mart, Walmart, Bed Bath & Beyond.
I made a big, fat batch of Picadillo in their 3.2 quart red caldero. And, of course, picadillo practically screams for tostones. If you don’t have a tostonera, I question the Cubanity of your kitchen. Trust me you need this to get these babies flattened just right.
Because tostones with picadillo is perfection. Am I right? (I know I’m right.)
Today’s giveaway is sponsored by IMUSA: A beautiful IMUSA Tostonera for your kitchen. Made from beautiful pressed bamboo, it’s a must-have in your Cuban kitchen so that your tostones will be the talk of the town.
To enter the giveaway, please leave a comment on THIS POST answering the age-old question:
- Maduros or Tostones? Why?
I’ll be choosing a winner on Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016. You have until then to enter.
Disclaimer: I was not compensated for this post, but I did receive the IMUSA products shown above as well as a tostonera to give away. The opinions are all my own.