This tasty mangu (Dominican mashed green plantains) is a creamy, rich side dish made with just 4 ingredients that can be enjoyed with a variety of things! Often served with fried cheese, bacon, and eggs, mangu is so versatile it can also make a wonderful main course or side dish!
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.