Friday, August 13, 2010

Mangú (Mashed plantains)


  • 4 unripe plantains
  • 4 tablespoons of butter
  • 1 cup of cold water
  • Salt


  1. Peel Plantains and cut into Quarters.
  2. Boil the plantains adding 2 teaspoons of salt to the water. When the plantains are very tender turn off the heat.
  3. Take the plantains out of the water and mash them with a fork. Add the butter and the cold water and keep mashing until it is very smooth. 
*Tip:  When Peeling the plantain, it is best if it is at room temperature.  Run under hot water, and score the vegetable along the sides, for best results.
If not, cut ends off, cut into quarters and boil with the skin.. It will EASILY peel off once they are cooked.

This is our native alternative to Mashed Potatoes, and a common staple in our country.  Goes good with just about ANYTHING, and most commonly eaten for breakfast.

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