As part of their exploration of Hispanic/Latine Heritage Month, students in Lisa Gilbert and Gabby Montes' second grade classroom have been reading books about the meaningfulness of plantains in Latine families. They invited Yuderka Raposo, a member of the 85th Street kitchen crew, to share more about her background and help the class make tostones. Following Yuderka's guidance, students sliced the peeled plantains into small pieces to ready them for frying. After the pieces were fried for the first time, students used wooden tools to smash the plantains together, before the pieces were then fried again. The class enjoyed the crispy and savory snack and appreciated Yuderka sharing her expertise!
Second Graders Make Tostones as Part of Hispanic/Latine Heritage Month Exploration