How to Caribbean Mashed Plantains

One of my favorite side dishes my "Abuela Eva"use to make. Being from So Fl I've had the pleasure to enjoy it cooked in variety of styles by Cubans, Puerto Ricans& Dominicans. Try it & Enjoy 😊👌

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How to Caribbean Mashed Plantains Recipe
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Select your plantains. If you want your mash to be a little sweeter use more of the yellow over the green plantain. You can buy these at you local grocery stores.

Select your plantains. If you want your mash to be a little sweeter use more of the yellow over the green plantain. You can buy these at you local grocery stores.

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Cut your plantains

Cut your plantains

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Add them in a pot of water and salt to taste. Bring them to a boil and reduce heat to med/high and boil up to 20 mins.

Add them in a pot of water and salt to taste. Bring them to a boil and reduce heat to med/high and boil up to 20 mins.

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Chop up 5 cloves of garlic

Chop up 5 cloves of garlic

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Chop up a medium onion

Chop up a medium onion

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Although, my grandmother used crackling pork (chicharron) I used this salted pork but you can use any salted pork including Bacon. It all depends what is available at your local grocery store

Although, my grandmother used crackling pork (chicharron) I used this salted pork but you can use any salted pork including Bacon. It all depends what is available at your local grocery store

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Heat up 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil on medium heat

Heat up 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil on medium heat

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Now sauté your mixture of garlic, onion and chopped pork for about 10 minutes or until onion is looking translucent.

Now sauté your mixture of garlic, onion and chopped pork for about 10 minutes or until onion is looking translucent.

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Drain and peel your plantains.

Drain and peel your plantains.

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Mash your plantains and add your sautéed mixture

Mash your plantains and add your sautéed mixture

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Mix all ingredients and add 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil

Mix all ingredients and add 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil

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Now it's all done and ready to eat. You can serve it however you like. I used a bowl as a mold and flipped onto a plate for creativity.LOL Hope you guys try it and enjoy it as much as I do. 🍌🍴😊

Now it's all done and ready to eat. You can serve it however you like. I used a bowl as a mold and flipped onto a plate for creativity.LOL Hope you guys try it and enjoy it as much as I do. 🍌🍴😊

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