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Boiled, mashed green bananas or plantains are a classic breakfast in the Dominican Republic. They're often eaten with a little salt and oil, and some cheese or salami, or fried or scrambled eggs. If this seems like a bit of a challenge first thing in the morning, you could also try this dish for dinner in place of mashed potatoes.


  • 5 green bananas
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • Juice of half a lemon or 1 tbsp vinegar
  • Oil for frying, e.g. vegetable or sunflower
  • Salt & pepper


  1. First, peel your green bananas, taking care not to stain your clothes with the skin juices, as explained above.
  2. Place the whole bananas in a pan of boiling, salted water, and cook for around 20 minutes, or until tender.
  3. Meanwhile gently fry the onion in a little oil until translucent, add the lemon juice or vinegar and season before removing from the heat.
  4. Once the bananas are cooked, drain them and transfer to a warm serving dish.
  5. Mash as you would potatoes, using a little of the cooking water and a knob of butter to loosen the mixture, and season. Serve with the onions.
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