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Tuesday, December 10, 2013


Mofongo is this yummy plantain mashed deliciousness.  It was my husbands birthday and I decided to make him one of his favorite dishes.  Mofongo with fried ribs and Arroz con Gandules.  He was a very happy boy. 

I like to add the oil from the fried ribs.  The oil is flavored and perfect for the mofongo.  But you can use olive oil too.  You can add fried pork rinds to the mofongo.  To this mofongo I added 6 cloves of garlic and about 6 tablespoons of oil. 

 Cutting the plantains in small pieces makes it easier to fry and mash.

After peeling the green plantains cut them in small pieces and fry them. When the plantains become soft, take them out and let them cool for a little bit, then start to mash them.  In our island of Puerto Rico and many other islands we use a mortar to mash and serve the mofongo.  Then we top it off with the meat, which is usually pork roast, fried chicken or some kind of seafood.  Delicious!!

This mortar I bought on one of my trips to my island of Puerto Rico, right on the side of the road.  It was perfect for this occasion.  Enjoy the mofongo as a side with any kind of protein or seafood and rice.  Enjoy!!


4 green plantains peeled
6 garlic cloves minced
5-6 tbsp olive oil
salt to taste
oil for frying

Peel and cut plantains into small pieces. On medium heat add enough oil to a frying pan and fry the plantains until tender.  Mash plantains and add garlic and salt, mix well then add olive oil or oil from any protein you might have fried or roasted. With a big spoon mix the mofongo to make sure it has enough oil.  If you find that the mofongo is still too dry then add more oil.

Mofongo is better when you make it right when you are about to eat it.  Serve warm.


  1. I love mofongo. Thank you for the recipe, it looks delicious.

  2. I will make this tonight, I had it while traveling to the island, and i loved it.

  3. My previous attempts were not good since I added too much garlic and EVOO. So last night I followed your recipe and added the oil from the ribs. Deliciousness achieved! Thank you.

    1. You are welcome! I always use the oil from the meat, specially if it's a pork roast.