Fried Plantain Slices

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  1. Peel the plantain and cut off both ends.
  2. Thinly slice the plantain into ¼ - ½ inch rounds.
  3. In a large, heavy skillet, heat the vegetable oil over medium heat keeping a close watch on it.
  4. Once the oil sizzles when a slice of plantain is added, add several plantain slices and brown them for about 2 minutes on each side.
  5. Transfer them to towels to drain the excess oil.
  6. On a cutting board, use a rolling pin to flatten each slice into a flat round.
  7. Add the flattened rounds into the oil once again and brown on each side for a minute more on each side.
  8. Drain again on the towels, add salt and pepper and serve at once.