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Wake Up and Smell The Mangú!
Who says you can't have mangú for breakfast? If you want to add another side dish to your breakfast, mangú is definitely the best way to go. It's totally easy to make it, and there aren't any rules when it comes to eating it. You can have this side dish for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. You can either make it vegan, or stuff your mangú with fatty slices of pork.
In the Dominican Republic, mangú can be served for breakfast, amongst other food items like eggs, fried cheese, and salami. It's actually a very traditional dish in DR. Some say it's the "official" breakfast dish for the country.
Mangú is boiled green plantains that is smashed and stuffed with vegetables and sometimes meat. The green plantain looks like a banana, but it's more starchy than sweet.

Mangú con tres golpes

This is what the dish is actually called. It's translated to "Mangu with The Three Strikes," which is the salami, cheese, and egg.

How to make mangú:

1) Bring to a boil in a saucepan 3 plantains. Boil for about 20 minutes until the plantains are tender but slightly firm. Cool plantains and peel. Keep about 1 cup of the liquid -- put it to the side.
2) Heat 1/4 cup of olive oil over medium heat. Saute 1 cup of sliced white onion until tender.
3) In a bowl, mash the plantains and add the 1 cup of liquid. Transfer into a food processor, mix in 1 cup sliced Anaheim pepper, and puree.
4) Serve the pureed plantain mixture topped with onions.
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