Machuquillo y Torrejas de Machuquillo

Mashed Green Plantains and Green Plantain Pancakes

Preparation info
  • Serves

    4 to 6

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Eating Cuban

By Beverly Cox and Martin Jacobs

Published 2006

  • About

The plantain is an important ingredient in Cuban cooking. Plantains are eaten at all stages of ripeness. When green (verde), as in this recipe, they are treated as a vegetable, boiled and mashed like potatoes to make machuquillo. Leftover mashed plantains may be formed into cakes (torrejas) and skillet-fried until crisp and golden on the outside, hot and fluffy on the inside.