3 unitgreen plaintainspeeled, cut in thick, round slices
2 tablespoons reduced-fat (2 percent) milk
Soak plantains in salted water for 30–60 minutes; drain. In a heavy saucepan, arrange plantains and add milk, plus just enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover, and simmer until tender, 15–20 minutes. Drain, reserving liquid.
Mince garlic in a large food processor (or mortar). While still warm, add plantains and pulse (or mash) with a little olive oil, adding reserved liquid as needed, until plantains are soft and mashed; they will somewhat harden after a few minutes. Taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper. Form into six thick patties and serve warm, topped with Escabeche or Mojito Fish.
Plantain patties (Mofongo)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 127Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g3%
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Total Carbohydrates 29g10%
Dietary Fiber 2g8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.