Mofongo Tradicional (Traditional Mofongo)
3 large green plantains
3 cups water mixed with
1/2 tablespoon salt
1/2 pound bacon, diced
3 garlic cloves, peeled and chopped
3 sweet chili peppers, seeded and minced
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup corn oil
1 Peel the plantains and cut them into 1/2-inch slices, dropping them into the salted
water. Saute the bacon and drain and discard the fat. Chop coarsely and set aside.
Combine the garlic, chili peppers, and olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Heat
the corn oil and fry the plantain slices until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Put a
few teaspoons of the garlic-oil mix in a mortar. Add one-sixth of the bacon and 5 or 6
slices of plantain. Mash and press firmly into the mortar. Invert onto a plate. Repeat
the process five more times.
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