Mofongo

Ingredients

  • 3 green plantains
  • ½ lbs. crisp fried pork rinds
  • 4 cups of water
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon butter melted
  • 3 oz. chicken or vegetable broth
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

3 Peel plantains and cut each plantain in 5 to 6 pieces     

Soak the plantain pieces in a bowl of salted water (to taste) for about 15 minutes, drain well.

11/2 cup vegetable oil, heat in a sauté pan or skillet over medium flame.  Working in batches, sauté the plantain slices until they are cooked, through but not brown or crisp.  
Mash garlic cloves with olive oil and salt in a mortar, until you form a paste.  Remove from mortar and place on a side plate.

Place cooked plantains in mortar and mash a couple of pieces at a time.  Adding small amounts of the garlic paste to taste, about 9 pieces of plantain per person. As you mash the plantain pieces Add 1 oz. of chicken broth to the plantains.

Also add the fried pork rinds, (optional)

Using a large serving spoon form a 3 to 4 inch ball, brush with butter or garlic butter or as another option some olive oil, serve warm.  May be served with shrimps, steak, chicken, or just simple chicken broth.               

Buen Provecho

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