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Mofongo Dominicano (Mashed Plantains)

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Mofongo Dominicano (Mashed Plantains)
  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 60 min
  • Servings 6
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Enjoy this tasty side made using plantains - perfect for Island cuisine.

Ingredients

4
underripe plantains, peeled and cut into 1-inch slices
vegetable oil
1
tablespoon finely chopped garlic
2
to 3 cups beef broth, warmed
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Chopped fresh cilantro leaves, if desired

Directions

  • 1 Heat 1 inch oil in deep 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat until oil starts to shimmer (about 350°F). Add plantain slices; cook until golden brown and tender. Remove from oil.
  • 2 Flatten the plantains using the bottom of a flat-bottomed glass bottle or a tostonera, if you have one. Return flattened plantains to skillet; cook for 30 seconds on each side or until slightly crisp. Remove from skillet; place in large bowl. Cool slightly.
  • 3 Place plaintains, garlic and 1 cup of the broth in food processor. Process until mixture has the consistency of chunky mashed potatoes, adding broth 1/4 cup at a time. Add salt and pepper; process until mixed.
  • 4 Spoon into serving bowl; garnish with cilantro. Serve immediately.
Tips  

To mellow garlic flavor, sauté in oil just until light golden brown before adding to plantain.

Use a handheld potato masher if you do not have a food processor.

The beef broth amount depends on the size of the bananas and the desired consistency of the recipe.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
270
(
Calories from Fat
110
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
12g
19%
(
Saturated Fat
2g
10%
,
Trans Fat
0g
)
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
1660mg
69%
Potassium
620mg
18%
Total Carbohydrate
37g
12%
(
Dietary Fiber
3g
11%
,
Sugars
7g
)
Protein
2g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%
20%
Vitamin C
10%
10%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 1 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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