Recipe for Coconut Oil Fried Cinnamon Sugar and Ginger Plantains - Never had a plantain? I’d describe it as a heartier banana that almost borders on the texture of a sweet potato, sliced and fried similarly. In fact, plantains are often used as the potato or pasta of the Caribbean because they are starchy. The way I prepared them was a little sweet from the cinnamon and sugar and the flavor of the coconut oil seeped into them perfectly.
Mangú (Mashed plantains)Mangú is made up of boiled green plantains. The plantains are then mashed with the water it has been boiling in. It is topped with sauteed onions and deep-fried salami, deep-fried cheese, fried eggs or avocado. Mangú can also be called los tres golpes literally "the three hits" meaning mangú with cheese, salami, eggs and then topped with sauteed onions. Sandy and Bear hosted DR. Sandy good friend Hazel Texidor made the Mangu in honor of her Father.