Mofongo Stuffing (Green Plantain Turkey)

Mofongo Stuffing (Green Plantain Turkey)

Mofongo green plantain stuffing is an excellent alternative to the traditional "bread and meat" dressing that's associated with a Thanksgiving turkey.
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  • Serves: 12 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients. Preheat the oil to 375 F. 
  2. Step 2

    Peel the green plantains and cut them into 3/4-inch slices while the oil is heating. 
  3. Step 3

    Fry the slices in the hot oil for 3 minutes. They should be a light golden color and semisoft.
  4. Step 4

    Remove the plantain slices with a slotted spoon and drain them on paper towels.
  5. Step 5

    When the plantain slices are cool enough to handle, usually about 1 minute, smash them into flat rounds.
  6. Step 6

    Fry the rounds in the hot oil for an additional 3 minutes. They'll turn crisp and golden brown.
  7. Step 7

    Remove the slices with a slotted spoon and drain again on paper towels.
  8. Step 8

    Mash together the plantains, bacon, garlic, peppers, onion, and olive oil in a mortar and pestle. Add each ingredient a little at a time until everything is well incorporated.
  9. Step 9

    Add the broth. You can add more than 1/3 cup if the stuffing doesn't seem moist enough until you get the consistency that you prefer.
  10. Step 10

    Serve the stuffing as is, or use it to stuff your turkey.