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Dominican Plantain Mangú

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Prep: 10 minutes Cook: 30 minutes

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Serves 2

Delicious meal from the Dominican Republic, made from green plantain. Perfect for a main meal although traditionally a breakfast food. Serve with fruity tasting fried onion, a fried egg and pan fried meat of your choice.

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  • 3 large green plantain (platano maduro)
  • tbsp butter
  • Splash of milk (for mashing)
  • medium onion
  • tbsp white wine vinagre
  • salt (for seasoning)
  • 1 egg
  • tbsp vegetable oil
  • Caribbean seasoning
  • meat of your choice (if desired)


  1. Peel the plantains using a knife. Cut off the ends and then slice from top to tail just through the skin and peel in segments. Cut up each peeled plantain into inch long segments.

  2. Bring a medium sized pan of salted water to the boil and add all the plantain pieces. Cover and leave to boil for 20 minutes or until the pieces have softened.

  3. Whilst the plantain is cooking, dice the onion into medium pieces and fry in a pan. After a minute or so pour the white wine vinegar on top of the frying onion. Be careful as the oil might spit a little. Keep stirring the onion until it is cooked but not crunchy or brown.

  4. Check that the plantain is cooked through with a knife as you would with a potato. Drain the plantain and add to a container to mash with the milk and butter, add a small pinch of salt.

  5. Serve the plantain (now mangu!) onto a plate and then spoon the fried onion with the vinegar on top. Fry an egg or two for each person and put on top of the mangu. Pan fry turkey steak, chicken or pork with Caribbean seasoning and serve alongside.

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29th Mar, 2015
Loved it! Very easy and the end result was great. Although I made it alongside chicken for dinner I would highly recommend it as a breakfast dish on its own as well. Simply delicious!
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