Mofongo Dominicano (Mashed Plantains)

Mofongo Dominicano (Mashed Plantains)

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

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underripe plantains, peeled and cut into 1-inch slices
vegetable oil
tablespoon finely chopped garlic
to 3 cups beef broth, warmed
teaspoon salt
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.
Makes 6 servings (1/2 cup each)
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
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:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 270
    • (Calories from Fat 110),
  • Total Fat 12g
    • (Saturated Fat 2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 0mg;
  • Sodium 1660mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 37g
    • (Dietary Fiber 3g,
    • Sugars 7g),
  • Protein 2g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 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.