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
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.