Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Mangu (Breakfast Green Plantain Mash)

This is a Dominican breakfast recipe. This is how I make it, I DO NOT KNOW IT IS AUTHENTIC SO PURISTS DONT GET MAD AT ME. I simply saw a recipe for this on a website I love called:

I tried their recipe for this dish and I did not love it so I made it to my own liking and my own way. It is similar to the "Fufu de Platano" eaten by Cubans as well as "Mofongo" but the only thing it has in common with those is the "garlic" and mashed green plantains

So today Wendsday I woke up craving it and made it for breakfast MY WAY who knows maybe some Dominicans make it like this to.

Ingredients for 1 serving:

-1 green plantain
-1/2 onion minced
-3 cloves garlic, peeled, crushed and minced
-1 teaspoon or less vinegar (optional I think I would prefer it with none next time)
-Salt and Pepper to taste
Directions: (1)Peel green plantains carefully, slice into rounds, place in salted water and bring to a boil covered and simmer on low for about 10-25 minutes.
(2)Heat olive oil in a pan, sautee onions and garlic on medium to medium high until fragrant and onions are translucent. Add a tiny bit of vinegar and sautee 1-2 minutes.
(3)Add plantains and mash in season with salt and pepper and add some of the water the plantain boiled in to loosen it up a bit so it wont be so hard. (next time I recommend mashing plantains in a bowl seperately with a fork then adding the sautee in a bowl and mash in with a fork, add some of the plantains cooking liquid to loosen then season with salt and pepper)

(4)Eat as soon as possible or it will stiffen.

(5)I think it would taste really good with some sour cream, but I ate it with 2 fried eggs done over easy with a nice soft yolk.


Anonymous said...

Nice try Nathan! No really. A few things I would change is to DON'T add the water you cooked the plantains in to the finished plantains. Use fresh cool water instead. Also, make sure you add salt to the water you boil the plantain in. What I do with the onions is slice then in rounds, saute them in the oil then add a spoonful or two of vinegar to the oil once the onions are soft. Then just add this liquid to the finished, mashed plantains.

Nathan said...

Thank you :) next time I will make it like that and feauture it on the blog :)