Slice the plantain at an angle, about one-inch slices. Shallow-fry the plantains in a skillet on one side for about 4 minutes.
Flip them and fry again for another 4 minutes on the second side.
Take them out on a cutting board and smash each slice with the bottom of a jar.
Put them back in the pan and fry again, on low heat, for about 2-3 minutes on each side, until golden brown.
Take them out on a paper towel. To serve, sprinkle with salt, drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and enjoy as a snack or with your favorite dip.