Mangú is one of the Dominican Republic's favorite dishes.
Mangú is a traditional Dominican dish served for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
It is made up of boiled plantains, butter, margarine or oil. A Dominican mangu dish is usually topped with sautéed red onions that are cooked in vinegar.
An authentic mangu recipe is not to be missed as it is one of the favorite foods of Dominicans worldwide.
- 4 Green Plantains
- 1 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 Red Onions Sliced
- 1 Cup Room Temperature Water
- 4 tsp Olive Oil
- 1 Cup Vinegar
In a bowl, combine the onions and vinegar. Add a pinch of salt. Set aside for about 1 hour.
Peel the plantains and cut into quarters. Place the plantains in a large pot with water. Add salt to taste. Bring the plantains to a boil over high heat and cook until they are very tender, about 30 minutes.
Heat the vegetable oil to 350°F over high heat in a skillet. Sauté the onions and vinegar until the onions are soft and bright pink, about 10 minutes. Set aside when done.
Remove the plantains from the water and mash them with a potato masher until there are no lumps. Mix in olive oil and water and keep mashing until it is creamy and smooth.
Serve with the onions mixture on top, fried Dominican salami, fried Dominican cheese and fried egg.