Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Mangu (mashes plantains)

Mangu (1/30/19)  *****

Think mashed potatoes, but with green plantains instead of potatoes. 


6 Green Plantains Peeled and diced in half or quarters

2 cups water

Salt to taste

2-3 tbs Butter *or to taste

2 Large red onions cut in rings

6-7 garlic cloves, minced

1/2 cup White Vinegar

Olive oil


Cut onions into rings then add vinegar, olive oil and garlic to taste and a pinch of salt. Set aside.

Peel plantains and cut into 1” slices

Place plantains, salt to taste and water in Instant Pot, cook on high pressure for 10 minutes.  Wait 10 minutes and then do a quick release. 

While the plantains are cooking, saute onions, garlic, salt, and vinegar in a separate pan. 

Once the plantains are ready, drain water into a separate container.  It will be reused. 

Add butter, a little bit of broth from the onions, and water a little at a time, and begin to mash

Mash until plantains are velvety smooth, adding water as needed. 

In the end, add onions over the top. 

Enjoy with fried Dominican Salami, Fried Dominican Cheese, and a Fried Egg for a traditional Dominican Mangu con Los Tres Golpes


Mangu must be eaten when warm. Once it cools it will lose velvety texture. To avoid, feel free to mash plantains with cold water. This will slow down the rate at which the mangu hardens and loses texture.

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