Jamaican Pressed Plantain (Tostones)

oil for frying , about 1/2 cup
Plantains, peeled and cut 1 inch into
cylinders

salt to taste 
1. Heat the oil in a large skillet. Place
the plantains in the oil and fry on both
sides; approximately 3 1/2 minutes per
side. 
2. Remove the plantains from the
pan and flatten the plantains by
placing a plate over the fried plantains and pressing down.
 3. Return them to the hot oil and fry 1 minute on each side. 

Salt to taste and serve immediately.