Mangú con tres golpes or Mangú Dominicano - Dazhon H. - District Cash Support
Why I Love This Recipe
A few years back, my stepmother showed me how to make this traditional Dominican plate. Ever since then, I’d make this meal at least twice a week. It’s extremely heart healthy with 1 plantain having at least 1000g of potassium. It’s mainly eaten for dinner but you can eat it in any time of the day. Ideally, you’d eat this meal with fried salami, fried cheese, and 2 eggs on top. This is where the tres golpes (three hits) come from. I love the meal because it’s extremely delicious, cheap, easy, and fun to make. If you find this meal interesting, I’d recommend to follow along a YouTube to prepare it.
Ingredients You'll Need
1 Green!! plantain
1 Red onion sliced into rings
Butter, to taste (preferably 2 forks full)
2 Teaspoons of salt
1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 Tbsp of sunflower seed oil (use whatever oil you like)
5 Cups of water
1 Bottle of room temp water
Bring your water to a boil. Add the teaspoons of salt to the water.
Cut the tips off the plantain then peel the skin off. To make the peel easier, I suggest to make cuts from the top of the edges all the way to the bottom. After your plantain is peeled, cut the plantain down the middle then into thick pieces horizontally. Trust me it takes practice.
Place the pieces of the plantain into the boiling water for approximately 13 minutes. You will know they’re done when the plantain is a dark golden color.
While the plantains are boiling, cut your red onion into as many slices as desired. Heat the pot on low heat and add 1 tbsp of apple cider vinegar and 1 tbsp of oil. Add the sliced onion and cover the pot for 3 minutes or until onions are pink.
After the plantains are done, place them into your bowl to smash. You can use a fork or the bottom of a mug. Add 2 forks of butter to the plantain and begin to smash. For a soft texture, smash the plantains while adding a little bit of water. The mangú will absorb the water.
Slice your avocado in half and add to your mangú. Place your onions on top and enjoy your meal!
For the full mangú experience, add fried cheese, salami, and eggs.