Tostones with Smoked Salmon
Tostones—fried, smashed plantain slices—are a great variation on the toast used for the familiar hors d'oeuvre of smoked salmon and herbed cream. Soaking the plantain slices may seem like an unnecessary step, but it helps remove some of their starchiness and keeps them white. Fast Hors d'Oeuvres
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The recipe can be prepared through Step 4 up to 4 hours in advance. Refrigerate the herbed sour cream, but keep the plantains at room temperature.
The crisp acidity and fresh citrus fruit of an American sparkling wine make it a natural foil for the rich smoked salmon and herbed cream.