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    as an appetizer
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Welcome to Claire's: 35 Years of Recipes and Reflections from the Landmark Vegetarian Restaurant

By Claire Criscuolo

Published 2014

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When you’re looking for an unusual appetizer for your next party, try tostones. They are twice-fried slices of green plantains (fruits that hail from the Puerto Rican and Cuban communities). Although I don’t often fry foods, when I do want that crispy and rich outer crust that comes only when you fry in hot oil, I always choose the right oil—one that can withstand high temperatures without dangerous smoking. I hope that you’ll choose wisely as well. I use almond oil for this recipe,