Mangu con los tres golpes is a dominican breakfast that is truly something special. Mangu is a traditional dominican breakfast item that is mashed green plantains that is usually topped with pickled red onions. The tres golpes I've learned is the "three hitters" and thats the accompaniment on the fried cheese, fried salami, and fried egg. My taste buds are getting excited just thinking about it. I remember having it for the first time at an authentic restaurant and was so hooked that I got it again. This is not your traditional breakfast known in america but it can be served along side those classic items such as eggs, bacon, or sausage.
Mangu is not to be confused with mofongo which is known in Puerto Rico. Both use green plantains but different results. Although these are all simple ingredients, they come together and make one of my favorite dishes for breakfast. This may be an iconic dominican breakfast dish but it can be eaten at any time of day!
Dominican Breakfast Ingredients
Plantains- The plantains used in this recipe are the green plantains and not a ripe yellow plantain with the brown or black spots.
Salami- This is not the salami you are getting at the deli counter to have sliced. This dominican salami comes in a whole roll or log and is usually found in the latin section of the grocery store in refrigeration.
Cheese- In the same place you find the salami, you will also find the cheese. This cheese may also be located by all the other cheese in the grocery store. The cheese used is queso de freir which is a white cheese made for frying. This is so it won't just melt and dissolve in the hot oil.
Let's Make Mangú con Los Tres Golpes
Bring a small pot of water to boil over medium heat and add salt. Add plantain, cover and cook in salted water for 15 minutes. (Make sure to use just enough water to cover plantains.)
Meanwhile, heat cup of vegetable oil or canola oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add slices of salami and cook for a 2-3 minutes on each side. Remove to drain on paper towel lined dish.
Add frying cheese to oil and cook on each side for 3-4 minutes until golden brown. Remove and set aside on paper towel lined dish.
Drain water from plantain reserving a cup of the water for mashing. Add butter and a little reserved liquid and mash plantains with a potato masher until smooth. Adding some cooking oil from salami is optional here for flavor. Top with pickled onions.
Cook egg to desired doneness but a fried egg is popular.
Other Recipes You May Enjoy
- Puerto Rican Style Red Beans
- Puerto Rican Style Pork Chops (Chuleta Frita)
- Tostones with Mayo-Ketchup
- Ropa Vieja
- Pollo Guisado
Mangu con Tres Golpes
- 1 green plantain peel & cut in quarters
- 1 egg
- 1/2 tbsp butter
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- pickled red onion garnish
- queso de freír (frying cheese 3 pieces
- domincan salami 4 pieces
- salt for water
- Bring a small pot of water to boil. Add plantain with salt, cover and cook for 15 minutes.
- Drain water from plantain reserving some for mashing. Add butter and a little reserved liquid and mash together until smooth. Top with pickled onions.
- Meanwhile, heat cup of vegetable oil in a skillet. Add slices of salami and cook for a 2-3 minutes on each side. Remove to drain on paper towel lined dish.
- Add frying cheese to oil and cook on each side for 3-4 minutes until golden brown. Remove and set aside on paper towel lined dish.
- Cook egg to desired doneness.