Dominican Mashed Plantains - MangĂș
Recipe type: Side Dish
Cuisine: Dominican
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Serves: 4 servings
This Dominican dish of mashed plantains is something you can have for breakfast, lunch, or dinner!
for mashed plantains:
  • 6 green plantains
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper, to taste
for quick pickled red onions:
  • ½ cup vinegar
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon black peppercorns
  • 1 medium red onion, thinly sliced
  1. Set a medium sized pot filled with water to boil. In the meantime, peel the plantains by trimming both ends with a pairing knife, scoring a line down the center and using thumbs, removing the peel. Cut into thirds.
  2. Once water is boiling, season with salt and drop in plantains, cooking until tender, about 15-20 minutes. While the plantains cook, make the quick pickled onions by placing vinegar, water, bay leaf, and peppercorns in a small sauce pan. Bring to a boil and pour over sliced red onions already in a jar or bowl. Let sit for the time the plantains cook.
  3. Drain plantains from water, saving one cup of the starchy water - this is what makes mashing them easy and results in a super smooth result.
  4. Place plantains back in pot, add olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Mash and drizzle in hot starchy water until desired consistency is reached. Serve with pickled red onions, eggs, or your favorite cheese!
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