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.
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.