MangĂș (Mashed Plantains)
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Serves: 4
A traditional Dominican dish that features the best flavors of the Caribbean country.
  • 3 Plantains, green, unripe
  • Water, for boiling
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1 big Yellow Onion
  • 1 tbsp White Vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil or Butter, optional
  • Cilantro, optional
  1. Peel the plantains, then cut each one into three pieces. In a pot, cover with water, add some salt and bring to a boil. Cook until 'fork tender' (make sure they're very tender, but not falling apart).
  2. While the plantains are cooking, slice the onion. Cook over medium heat with 3 tbsp of water and the vinegar. Remove from heat when they become translucent (about 7 minutes). Set aside.
  3. Drain the plantains, add the butter or olive oil, and mash with a fork. If you need to, add some warm salted water to make the plantains smoother instead of adding oil.
  4. Once they're completely mashed, serve topped with onions and some cilantro. Eat warm.
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