Best Dominican Foods: Mangu (Mashed Green Plaintain +More Great Recipes!)
If you're wondering what the most popular Dominican foods are to try and make at home, we've compiled our best and favorite recipes to answer that question! Tasty breakfasts based on mashed plantains and snacking on fried cheese sounds amazing to us!
Peel the plantains and cut them into slices about a ½-inch thick. Transfer them into your saucepan and cover with water, then add salt.
4 green plantains, water, 1 teaspoon salt
Bring the saucepan with plantains to a boil over medium-high heat then reduce to keep the water at a low boil. Boil the plantains for about 20 minutes or until tender and mashable.
Slice the butter in tablespoon size pats and place them into a large heat-proof mixing bowl. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the cooked plantain slices into the bowl on place them on the butter.
4 tablespoon butter
Mash the plantains with butter, adding reserved water as needed to get your desired consistency. Your looking for a 'mashed potato' type consistency. Once done, set the mangu aside to set before serving.
Season to taste with more salt at serving.
Traditionally served with pickled onions, fried queso, or fried salami.