The green plantain Fufu is one of the simplest Cuban recipes, economical and that perfectly combines with the most of the foods.
The plantain represents one of the highest sources of energy that we can consume for the best functioning of our organism.
What properties does the plantain have?
It gives us fiber, vitamins and essential minerals, as well as the starch it has, which helps us to decrease the levels of cholesterol in blood and to control the gliclemia.
Among the minerals that it has, it stands out for it higher content in potassium, helping to keep stable the blood pressure.
On the other hand, it is a food rich in vitamin B6, essential to form the hemoglobin and the control of level of sugar in blood. Besides, it has vitamins A and C.
Therefore, to include the plantain in our diet is vital. Remember that if it is green the best option is to eat it well cooked.
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Besides the fufu that other recipes can do with plantain?
We can make a great variety of recipes, such as the famous marbles that even someone prefers to add it to their soups.
Besides, to cook the delicious and crunchy fried simple or stuffed plantain, is an excellent option.
Pero de todas estas preparaciones y más estaremos hablando en artículos posteriores porque hoy haremos un sabroso fufú de plátano verde.
But all these preparations and more we will be talking about in next articles because we will make a delicious green plantain fufu today.
At the same time there are several recipes, there are some adaptations in a same elaboration, for example, many people choose to add it any bit of ham, bacon or onion.
The true is that every way is different according to the private taste of everyone and of course, all of them have its charm.
Let us know then each detail and the step by step for making this delicious dish.
Plantain Fufu Recipe
Green plantain Fufu to the Cuban style, the perfect combination of flavor and simplicity, all in the same dish that you can accompany with almost all the food that we consume every day.
- Prep Time5 min
- Cook Time20 min
- Total Time25 min
- Yield1 Recipient
- Serving Size100g
- Energy100 cal
- 5 green plantains
- 2 spoons of lemon juice
- 1 pound of bacon or pork beef for pork cracklings.
- 6 cloves of garlic
- 2 spoons of vegetal oil.
- A pinch of salt
How to make cuban plantain Fufu
First, we will wash the plantain well, for cut it into pieces next without getting the skin out.
The ideal is that it should be 3 to 4 pieces for each plantain according to the size they have.
We put the big one to fit all and do not frame in a pot with enough water in order to avoid spilling it; we add salt and lemon juice.
We cook it over average heat for getting soften during 10 or 15 minutes approximately.
Meanwhile, we prepare a pound of bacon or pork meat for pork cracklings, we cut it into cubes and saute it in a frying pan with hot oil for 2 or 3 minutes untill they get brown, crunchy and have shed a little fat.
We put the garlic well crushed, remove and keep it for next time.
We remove the plantain from the flame, drain it well (keep a little hot water) and we put it in a dish for peeling one by one. Be careful to avoid to get you burn; remember that they are very hot.
When you have it peeled with the help of a fork, we will crush it, and adding a little hot water that we have kept to avoid that some hard parts.
Finally, we add the saute that we have made, and a little lard (the quantity that you throw depends on your taste.
We rectify the pinch of salt and we serve it hot to avoid it gets dry and gets a little hard when it gets cool.
You can use cracklings that are already done, if it is the case, we advise you to use lard for making a lightly fried onion with garlic, and it will be delicious too.
- 4 servings per container
- Serving Size100g
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