Give your breakfast a savory, tropical spin with this Mangú recipe! Plantains are cooked until they’re tender, then mashed and topped with pickled red onions.

Simple Ingredients

You'll only need green plantains and a few other ingredients to make this easy recipe.

Slice the plantains in half lengthwise, then cut each half into 3-inch pieces.

Place the plantains in a large pot and cover them with water. Add the salt, then bring them to a boil over high heat.

Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for 20 minutes, or until you can easily pierce the plantains with a fork.

Reserve 1 1/4 cup of water from the pot, then drain the plantains and return them to the pot.

Use a potato masher or fork to mash the plantains.

Add the butter and continue mashing until the plantains are mostly broken down.

Add the reserved water a little at a time until the plantains are smooth and creamy.

Season to taste and serve with pickled red onion, cilantro, and/or a drizzle of olive oil.


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