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Learn how to make one of our favorite Puerto Rican cuisines we tried on our trip last year: Mofongo.

One of our favorite cuisines that we tried on our trip to Puerto Rico was Mofongo. Mofongo is served as a mound of mashed green plantains and garlic. It's commonly eaten as an entree or a side dish, and can be stuffed with steak, chicken, shrimp, vegetables, pork, and other fillings. 

Mofongo (Source: New York Times)

Learn how to make Mofongo here: 

Ingredients: 
2 cups vegetable oil (for frying)
3 plantains (green, unripe)
1 tablespoon garlic paste
6 ounces pork rinds or cracklings (crushed)

Steps: 

  1. Gather all ingredients.
  2. Heat about 2 inches of oil in a frying pan.
  3. While the oil is heating up, peel the plantains and cut into 1-inch rounds.
  4. Fry the plantains until golden and tender. This will take approximately 4 to 6 minutes.
  5. Remove cooked plantains from the pan or fryer and allow to drain on paper towels.
  6. Put the garlic paste in a mixing bowl or mortar and add the fried plantains. Mash until thoroughly blended.
  7. Add the pork rinds. Continue to mash and mix until all of the ingredients are well incorporated.
  8. Shape the Mofongo into 4 balls.
  9. Alternatively, you can make the Mofongo into a half-dome shape using a small condiment bowl as a mold; push a portion of mofongo down to the bottom of the bowl.
  10. Then use the spoon to scrape around the bowl and remove the mash in a half-dome shape.
  11. Serve the mofongo hot and enjoy!


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Learn how to make one of our favorite Puerto Rican cuisines we tried on our trip last year: Mofongo.

One of our favorite cuisines that we tried on our trip to Puerto Rico was Mofongo. Mofongo is served as a mound of mashed green plantains and garlic. It's commonly eaten as an entree or a side dish, and can be stuffed with steak, chicken, shrimp, vegetables, pork, and other fillings. 

Mofongo (Source: New York Times)

Learn how to make Mofongo here: 

Ingredients: 
2 cups vegetable oil (for frying)
3 plantains (green, unripe)
1 tablespoon garlic paste
6 ounces pork rinds or cracklings (crushed)

Steps: 

  1. Gather all ingredients.
  2. Heat about 2 inches of oil in a frying pan.
  3. While the oil is heating up, peel the plantains and cut into 1-inch rounds.
  4. Fry the plantains until golden and tender. This will take approximately 4 to 6 minutes.
  5. Remove cooked plantains from the pan or fryer and allow to drain on paper towels.
  6. Put the garlic paste in a mixing bowl or mortar and add the fried plantains. Mash until thoroughly blended.
  7. Add the pork rinds. Continue to mash and mix until all of the ingredients are well incorporated.
  8. Shape the Mofongo into 4 balls.
  9. Alternatively, you can make the Mofongo into a half-dome shape using a small condiment bowl as a mold; push a portion of mofongo down to the bottom of the bowl.
  10. Then use the spoon to scrape around the bowl and remove the mash in a half-dome shape.
  11. Serve the mofongo hot and enjoy!


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