MANDOCAS

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MANDOCAS

MANDOCAS. Alimento Base: Plantains, Slice plantain crosswise into about 5 pieces, then place in a saucepan and cover with water. Simmer gently until tender, about 15-20 minutes. Drain and let plantain cool enough to handle, then peel and mash well...
Tiempo de preparación 40 min
Tiempo total 40 min
Plato Plantains
Cocina Venezuela
Raciones 16 comensales

Ingredientes
  

  • 1 yellow plantain
  • 2 cups yellow cornmeal
  • 3/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons anise seeds toasted (optional)
  • 8 ounces grated firm white cheese like farmers cheese or queso fresco, finely grated
  • 1/2 cup hot water approximately
  • Vegetable oil for frying

Elaboración paso a paso
 

  • Preparation
  • Slice plantain crosswise into about 5 pieces, then place in a saucepan and cover with water. Simmer gently until tender, about 15-20 minutes.
  • Drain and let plantain cool enough to handle, then peel and mash well (or purée in a food processor or blender).
  • Stir cornmeal, plantain, salt, anise seed, sugar and finely grated cheese together with a wooden spoon. Add water slowly, a couple of tablespoons at a time, until mixture comes together into a dough.
  • The dough should be soft and kneadable, but not sticky. Let dough rest for ten minutes.
  • Heat several inches of oil to 350 degrees. Divide dough into 16 pieces, and roll each one into a smooth ball. (If dough is too wet and sticky, add more cornmeal).
  • Take each ball and roll into a log shape with the palms of your hands. Continue to roll into a cylinder on a counter top, until dough cylinder is 6-7 inches long. Bring ends together and overlap them to form a tear-shaped loop. Press ends together. Repeat with other pieces of dough.
  • Fry loops of dough in oil until dark golden brown, turning once.