mangu con salami

Relationship: Child of im/migrant
mangu con salami frito y queso frito
mangu con salami frito y queso frito

Mangú con salami is a dish that the Dominican Republic is very well known for. I’m calling it Mangú (mashed plantains) con Salami  frito (fried)because it’s easier for people who don’t speak Spanish to recognize what it is but it’s actually called Los Tres Golpes. My family being fully Dominican uses the plantain to its fullest extent. We make Tostones, Mangú, Platano maduro, sweet mangu etc. the plantain grows very well in the Caribbean, in Dominican Republic and Jamaica specifically. We Dominicans have learned to use the little bit of resources we have access to in our country to the fullest extent being that our country isn’t very wealthy. Mangú con salami is something that can be eaten for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or at all of those times. Being that the plantain grows so well in a fairly medium to large amount, we can eat it all the time if there isn’t anything else, which sometimes there isn’t. What better way to compliment it than with salami frito, queso frito, y huevo frito. My family has taught me how to make this dish along with other dishes that include plantains, and I love all of them, but Mangú con Salami frito has to be my favorite. I am very proud to be Dominican.

Place(s): Dominican Repblic

– Rossy C.

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