My Mofongo

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Mofongo! I just love the name.

“Hey Dad, what’s for dinner?”


It’s wins the award for coolest name. Mofongo! So what is it? A classic Puerto Rican dish that uses plantains (flavored with sofrito) that is served with a chicken broth and fried pork fat. In my version, I use pork belly, but I think pork rinds would be an easy and comparable substitution. This is a really great meal because the broth and plantains are warming and hearty enough for the winter, but the bright flavors of the sofrito back it a good summer meal as well. I hope you enjoy!


Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Chicken Broth1 hr
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Puerto Rican
Servings: 2
Calories: 1556kcal
Author: SatMorning21


  • Bones of a 6 lb chicken I do this part right after cooking a whole chicken for dinner
  • 2 Plantains
  • 1/2 Onion
  • 1 Carrot
  • 2 Cups Chicken broth
  • 6 Cups Water
  • 1 Clove Garlic
  • 1 Green bell pepper
  • 1/2 Onion
  • 1/3 Cup Cilantro
  • 1 TB Vegetable oil
  • 3/4 Cups Chicken shredded
  • 1 lb pork belly cut into small pieces Note, you can always use pork rinds as a substitute for the pork belly, about 1 1/2 cups.


  • This step can be done day of or the night before. Place chicken bones in a large pot, such as a dutch oven. Add the water, broth, 1/2 onion and carrot to the pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes with the lid on, then remove the lid and continue to simmer for an additional 1 hour.
  • Fill a medium pot with oil and bring up to 350 degrees. Add plantains and fry for 15 minutes.
  • Remove the plantains and place in a food processor with the garlic, green bell pepper, 1/2 onion, cilantro and oil. Buzz until to starts to come together like a dough.
  • Add the pork belly into the oil and fry for 15 to 20 minutes, until golden brown.
  • Add shredded chicken to the broth and heat until hot.
  • Add 1/3 of the pork belly (or pork rinds) to the plantains and pulse to incorporate.
  • Small the plantain mixture into ramekin to shape it into a small dome. Place the plantain dome into a bowl, then ladle the chicken broth (with chicken) into the bowl.
  • Serve with some of the pork belly (pork rinds) sprinkled on top.


Calories: 1556kcal | Carbohydrates: 70g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 131g | Saturated Fat: 51g | Cholesterol: 179mg | Sodium: 1016mg | Potassium: 1821mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 7541IU | Vitamin C: 105mg | Calcium: 81mg | Iron: 3mg




















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