Tostones are crispy twice fried plantian snacks. The name is derived from the Spanish verb tostar which means “to toast”). They are known as tostones (in Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Honduras, Nicaragua, Cuba, Dominican Republic and Venezuela), they are also known as tachinos or chatinos (in Cuba), Platano frito (Dominican Republic), bananes pesées (Haiti), and patacones (Colombia, Panama, Venezuela, Costa Rica, and Ecuador).