Popular Puerto Rico Mofongo Recipe

June 20, 2017

Talking about mofongo, we are also talking about the plantains because it is the main ingredient of mofongo. Plantains are picked green that is fried and mashed with salt, oil and garlic. Generally, mofongo is a popular dish in Puerto Rico. Although it is mostly known as plantain mofongo, it also has several kinds such as yucca mofongo, mofongo mixto, etc. We are here to show you the plantain Mofongo recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 4 green plantains
  • Salt
  • 4 cups beef stock
  • Oil (only for frying)
  • 3 gloves garlic (chopped)
  • 4 thick slices bacon
  • Ground black pepper
  • Lime rinds (only for serving)
  • Pork rinds (only for serving)

Directions:

  1. Peel the plantains first and cut them into 1-inch chunks. Put the plantain chunks into medium bowl which you have filled by cold water and a handful of salt. Soak them and set aside.
  2. In your skillet, cook bacon until crisp.
  3. Drain the plantains when the oil is ready. Then, pat the chunks dry with paper towels. Add the plantain chunks to the frying oil gently. Be careful when you add the plantains chunks. Holding them against the side of the skillet will be better.
  4. Cook the plantain chunks until golden brown or about 5 minutes.
  5. Add the cooked hot plantains to the food processor along with the bacon, salt, garlic, and pepper to taste.
  6. Process the mixture to the consistency of mashed potatoes or dough and taste the mixture to make sure about the seasoning intake. Shape the mixture into rough balls about the size of meatballs quickly.
  7. Then, place the plantains in your soup bowls and add some heated broth. Garnish it with lime rinds and pork rinds that you have prepared.
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