From My Kitchen: Mangú

Baby, it’s cold outside. A bowl of cereal in the morning just won’t do in the cold season. Yes, a big plate of hot oatmeal with some fruit will do the trick, but what about a nice warm breakfast with eggs and all that good stuff? I recently had a great conversation with one of my (favorite) fellow food writers, and while I do cook quite a bit of Latin food, he challenged me to make Mangú, a traditional Dominican breakfast dish accompanied by onions, eggs, fried cheese and Dominican salami. So I got to it finally today, and it is delicious beyond belief. My daughter and I probably had two servings each, I’m still full as I am writing this. You have to make it. Period.

What you’ll need:

  • 4 green plantains
  • 1 roll of Dominican salami
  • 1 onion, sliced thinly
  • 1 tsp and 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 4 – 8 eggs
  • 1 pack of Tropical frying cheese
  • olive oil

Peel the plantains, then cut them lengthwise and across. Place in a sauce pan with enough water to cover them well. Add salt and cook until they’re soft, at least 15 minutes.

Add the onion to a frying pan and pan fry until lightly golden and translucent. Add one teaspoon of the vinegar and season with salt to taste.

When the plantains are soft enough, mash them with a potato masher at first, then use a fork to achieve a smooth consistency. Add one cup of room temperature water and 4 tsp of either butter or olive oil. Add 1 tbsp of vinegar and season with salt to taste.

Slice the entire package of salami into half inch slices and pan fry them.

Cut the entire package of cheese into whatever forms you prefer (I tried triangles, but it didn’t cook evenly, so I ended up cutting them into slices).

Fry the eggs two at a time. Serve everything hot on the same plate!

Bon appétit!

Author: Gotham Foodie

Hello there, fellow foodies! My name is Erica, I was born and raised in Germany, and moved to the US, New York City to be exact, in July of 1987. I have worked most of my time here in the Big Apple as a bartender, but my true love is food. I cook just about every day, I search for good food everywhere, and pretty much always find it. I don't consider myself a food critic, I don't have the culinary background for that kind of expertise. I do however know good food, good chefs and good restaurants. I report back about my culinary adventures, and I choose to leave out my unsatisfactory experiences. We have enough negativity in our daily lives, I don't want to add to that. All the recipes in my FROM MY KITCHEN and DOTW blogs are cooked and prepared by me. All pictures are taken by me. I don't always eat everything you see in my pictures, but you bet your buns, I do try everything. Last but not least, you should know that I am a huge Top Chef fan. I have never missed an episode of the Bravo TV show. I have at this point visited almost 20 restaurants run by Top Chef contestants, and I'm continuously impressed by their skill, drive and passion. So I will continue to seek them out, and I hope you join me in my journey!

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