Smashed Plantains W/Olive Oil & Garlic (Fufu)

Monika Rosales


This is a flavorful side dish to accompany any meat or pork. Its another favorite here in our home. The original recipe has crushed skinless pork rinds, but I make it without, due to my kids' taste (you can always add it).


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10 Min
30 Min
Stove Top


  • 4
    green plantains, cut in 4 pieces each, with skin on
  • 1
    yellow plantain, cut in 4 pieces, with skin on
  • ·
  • 1/2 c
    olive oil
  • 4 large
    garlic cloves
  • ·
    salt/pepper to taste

How to Make Smashed Plantains W/Olive Oil & Garlic (Fufu)


  1. In a large pot, boil the cut up plantains till they soften. The skin keeps it moist so leave it on. You'll know when its ready when the fork easily goes in.
  2. Meanwhile, on low heat, add the olive oil, smash the garlic cloves, and saute for a couple minutes. Only saute until combined and a little soft, do not burn it (it becomes bitter).
  3. Drain the plantains reserving 1 cup of the water and remove the peels. Put them back into the pot and mash like you would for mashed potatoes. Next, add the olive oil and garlic and keep mashing. While mashing, add the reserved water little by little till you get a nice thick consistency. Add salt & pepper to the taste and enjoy.

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About Smashed Plantains W/Olive Oil & Garlic (Fufu)

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Latin American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy Healthy

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