Mofongo Dominicano (Mashed Plantains)

Enjoy this tasty side made using plantains - perfect for Island cuisine.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 60 min
  • Servings 6

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

  • 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.

Expert 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
12%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
1660mg
1660%;
Total Carbohydrate
37g
37%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
7g
7%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%;
Vitamin C
10%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
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 Choices:
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.