Famous Plantain Recipe
Back at home we enjoy 'mangu' regularly as the basic carbohydrate component for a variety of meals, and especially when we are having a 'full Dominican breakfast'.
For many parts of the world it is perhaps more likely that ‘mashed potato’ is eaten, but we think this simple plantain recipe, which is really a regional variation of ‘mash’ using fresh young plantain, or even young green bananas, is even better!
Mangu is ideally served with a rich onion based ‘sauce’ called ‘Escabeche’ (recipe for which is coming soon). Then when you served it a sprinkle of parmesan cheese is the perfect finishing touch!
This plantain recipe is very commonly used as part of a typical Dominican breakfast. You will often find hotels and households serving mangu alongside other breakfast items such as fried eggs, fried salchichon (Dominican sausage), fried salami and even fried cheese! So when you visit the Dominican Republic you may be surprised to see that most Dominicans are actually quite slim considering their great love of fried foods to start the day!!
You will have noticed that we call the plantain recipe outlined above a ‘basic recipe for mangu’. This is because it is possible to enrich it or make it a more ‘up-market’ product by adding grated cheese to the mix whilst making the mash. Some people also like to add ‘lardons’ (small strips) of fried bacon (along with the tasty fat rendered from the meat whilst frying!!) to add even more flavor...and plenty more calories too!!!
We hope you enjoy inventing your own variations on this basic recipe for mangu! If you come up with an idea good enough to dahre...send it in and we'll be pleased to publish it here!
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