Fufú de Plátano (Cuban Mashed Plantain)

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The Fufú de Plátano (Cuban Mashed Plantain) is a classic of Cuban cuisine. According to Don Fernando Ortiz, the great Cuban folklore researcher, during the British domination in Cuba, the usual food of slaves was boiled and mashed plantain. British slavers used to say 'food, food, food' (food, food, food!), when rations were distributed to the slaves; hence they began to call him 'fu-fu'.

Ingredients:

  • 4 green plantains
  • 1 medium onion
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • ¼ lb. Pork meat (a fat, boneless pork chop with the fat on it works great) – sliced into super small pieces
  • Salt to taste
  • Juice of one lemon

Directions:

  1. Peel the plantains and cut into three pieces. Put them in a pot to boil with salt and lemon juice. When are tender turn off the heat and keep them in the water until prepare.
  2. Put oil, garlic, onion and plantains boiled in a pan over low heat. Mix all the ingredients in the pan while crushing the plantains.
  3. Cooked pork and fry until they are brown and tender. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  4. You can add more salt if you want. Add the pork meat and mix with the puree.