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Millie's Mofongo Recipe

Millie's Puerto Rican Mofongo

Mike Gonzalez
Mofongo is a tasty dish made with fried green plantains, which are mashed with garlic and mixed with pork cracklings, then shaped into a ball and served in a pilón
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 22 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Puerto Rican
Servings 4 people


  • 4 green plantains
  • salt water
  • 2 cups frying oil
  • 1 lb chicharrón crunchy pork skin
  • 3 garlic cloves mashed


  • Peel the plantains cut them into 1 1/2-inch slices, soak them in salty water for 15 minutes, drain them and dry them before putting them on the hot skillet with oil.
    4 green plantains, salt water
  • Fry them for about 12 minutes at medium-low heat or until they turn light brown. Make sure to turn them. Do not brown them too much, so they are easy to mash. Stick a fork in them to check if they are done.
    2 cups frying oil
  • Remove them and mash them on a mortar. Add some mashed garlic and pieces of chicharrón.
    3 garlic cloves, 1 lb chicharrón
  • Once you have mashed all the plantains, mold them into the shape of a half-sphere using your hands or a container. Serve hot with chicken broth or your favorite meat.


You can use crunchy smoked bacon instead of chicharrón, and you can also stuff the mofongo with shrimp and other seafood.
Keyword Chicharrón, Plantains