|I don't spend ALL of my time in the kitchen|
Blogging, if committed to, will interfere with ones personal/professional life. I know this to be true. Amidst the 24/7 noise of parenting teenagers, sending my first born off to college next week, my paying job (oh that), laundry, bills (oh, those) caring for my animals, yada, yada...I find myself having to re-shuffle my priorities as one would an iPod playlist ... but not so randomly or pleasingly. It seems, quite often, the amount of time required to maintain this blog and deal with technical glitches has begun to take obsessive precedence over all but the most important tasks (my family)....guilty.
Well then, now that I've confessed my increasing negligence of most things domestic and mundane, and my unrelenting drive to turn out a quality, albeit amateur, product, what's for breakfast in the Dominican Republic?
|Buddyboy -I think his likeness was used in the Fur Video|
|Use green, not yellow plantains - I've had great luck with Chiquitahttp://www.chiquita.com/#/Home/|
|Slice up plantains in chunks|
|Cut up cheese in chunks or wedges (your choice)|
|Sauté onions as garnish for mangu de platanos|
|Fry up the cheese -- don't think about the consequences|
|Cooking on all 4 burners|
|Must have jumbo mug of coffee|
|Thing 'o beauty|
|When plantains are soft, add butter, salt and a little water, then mash up in bowl|
|a beautiful Dominican breakfast!|
- 4 unripe plantains
- 4 tablespoons of butter
- 2 tablespoons of oil
- 2 large onions
- 1 tablespoon of vinegar
- 1 cup of cold water
- Boil the plantains adding 2 teaspoons of salt to the water. When the plantains are very tender turn off the heat.
- While the plantains are boiling, heat a tablespoon of oil in a shallow pan. Sautee the onions, add the salt and the vinegar. Reserve.
- Take the plantains out of the water and mash them with a fork. Add the butter and the cold water and keep mashing until it is very smooth. Garnish with the onions and serve with scrambled eggs or deep-fried slices of cheese, mortadella or beef salami.
Final Assessment: We loved this breakfast - Like most Dominican food, it's flavors are mild - not spicy. The plantains and onions were great, and the fried cheese...well, who doesn't dig fried cheese?