How to Cook: Green Plantains Three Ways

Dominican Mangú: Mashed Green Plantain


3 plantains

1 white onion cut in thin slices

½ cup chopped green pepper

½ cup chopped red pepper

1/2 lime squeezed

¼ cup of olive oil or 2 tablespoons of butter


Peel end of plantains and cut into chunks

Add to a pot of salted boiling water and cook for 45 min or until soft

Meanwhile, sautée onion, peppers, lime and add a pinch of salt until vegetables are soft

Remove plantains from water and mash. Add a drizzle of olive oil and cooking water

Until desired consistency. Fold onion mixture into plantain mash. Serve with fried eggs,

Fried cheese, salami, avocado and/or sardines.

Tostones with green sauce

Tostones: Twice-Fried Green Plantains


2-3 Green plantains

2 Cups Canola Oil


Peel plantains and chop into 1-inch sections. Heat the oil to a boil and fry plantain

Chunks for 1-2 minutes turning them over. Remove from heat and drain on paper towels.

Press each chunk with a tostonera or two cutting boards. Return to oil for 2-3 minutes or until golden. Remove from heat and drain. Sprinkle with salt and serve with your favorite dipping sauce.

Mariquitas: Green Plantain Chips


2 green plantains

2 cups of canola oil


Peel plantains and slice with a box grater or mandoline. Heat oil until boiling and add clips to oil. Cook 5-10 minutes or until golden. Drain and serve with your favorite dip.

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