If I asked you what makes you American/Canadian/Bulgarian/French/Costa Rican/Phillipino, what would your answer be? Ask me what makes me Dominican and you’ll get a simple, one-word answer: Breakfasts. What makes me Dominican are not the colors of my flag, nor the sandy beaches or the blood running through my veins. What makes me Dominican is my love for typical Dominican Breakfasts and they go like this:
|The Main Event: Green Plantains, boiled in salted water; mashed with some of the boiling liquid, butter, and salt. Served with lightly sauteed onions in a simple vinaigrette|
|Supporting Cast: Over Easy Eggs, Fried Bacon and a square of Fried Cheese with more Sauteed Onions|
|Beverage of Choice is a Papaya Smoothie: Frozen Papaya, Evaporated Milk, Sugar|
|Breakfast courtesy of Dad|
Yes, you might need a Lipitor after having looked at the pictures. No, I don’t have this for breakfast daily, but at least once a week. It’s heavy, satisfying and there’s a runny egg on top of carbohydrates! Let us not forget the fried bacon and fried cheese! Yes, I should be running in place as I eat this. HA! Right.
Well, I hope you enjoyed this post and I’d love for you to share the typical breakfast from YOUR country? Do you eat waffles? Fruit? Oatmeal? More savory items? Thanks for reading and I hope you have an amazing Thursday filled with even more amazing food!