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.
Learn how to make Mofongo here:
2 cups vegetable oil (for frying)
3 plantains (green, unripe)
1 tablespoon garlic paste
6 ounces pork rinds or cracklings (crushed)
- Gather all ingredients.
- Heat about 2 inches of oil in a frying pan.
- While the oil is heating up, peel the plantains and cut into 1-inch rounds.
- Fry the plantains until golden and tender. This will take approximately 4 to 6 minutes.
- Remove cooked plantains from the pan or fryer and allow to drain on paper towels.
- Put the garlic paste in a mixing bowl or mortar and add the fried plantains. Mash until thoroughly blended.
- Add the pork rinds. Continue to mash and mix until all of the ingredients are well incorporated.
- Shape the Mofongo into 4 balls.
- 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.
- Then use the spoon to scrape around the bowl and remove the mash in a half-dome shape.
- Serve the mofongo hot and enjoy!
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