Plátanos Maduros Fritos (Fried Ripe / Sweet Plantains)

Plátanos Maduros Fritos (Fried Sweet Plantains)


3 very ripe (almost black skin) plantains

¼ cup butter (you may use shortening, lard, or vegetable oil)

1 tbsp olive oil

¼ cup brown or white sugar (optional)


Peel plantains and cut diagonally into about 1” thick slices and set aside. […]

Fufú (Mashed Plantains)


4 ripe (yellow) plantains

¼ lb pork meat or bacon

1 medium onion (thinly chopped)

4 garlic cloves (minced)

1 lemon (juiced)

1 tbsp butter


Rinse plantains. Cut off the endings and discard. Cut plantains into about 1” to 2” pieces. Place plantains with their skin in a large pot, cover with […]

Yuca con Mojo (Boiled Yucca with Garlic Sauce)

// Ingredients:

2 lbs yucca root (peeled, halved and cut into 2” to 3” pieces)

2 limes (juiced)

1/3 cup fresh lemon juice

½ cup olive oil

8 garlic cloves

1 onion (finely chopped)

1 tsp salt


Place the yucca in a large pot with water to cover about 1” above. Add the lime […]

Arroz Blanco (White Rice)



Arroz Blanco (White Rice)


2 cups dry long grain white rice

4 cups water

3 tbsp olive oil

2 tbsp salt


In a large saucepan with lid, add olive oil and heat over medium heat. Add the rice and stir to cover all grains with the oil. […]

Frijoles Negros (Black Beans)


Frijoles Negros (Black Beans)


1 lb black beans (dried)

10 cups water

2 bay leaves

¼ cup olive oil

1 tsp cumin

1 tsp dried oregano

2 medium onions (finely chopped)

1 green pepper (finely chopped)

1 red pepper (finely chopped)

8 garlic cloves (chopped or minced)

1 tbsp sugar

1 […]

Puré de Papas (Cuban Mashed Potatoes)


8 medium potatoes (peeled and quartered)

1 tbsp olive oil

3 tbsp butter

½ cup cream

5 garlic cloves (minced)

1 tbsp parsley (chopped)

Salt and pepper to taste

White grated cheese for garnish (optional)


In a medium pot, add potatoes and water enough to cover them. Add about ½ tbsp of […]

Arroz Congrí or Arroz Moro (Rice with Beans)

Arroz Congrí – Arroz Moro (Rice with Beans)


2 cups white rice (long-grained)

1 cup dry black beans

5 cups beans stock

½ lb lean pork or ham (cut in small chunks)

1 onion (chopped)

5 garlic cloves (minced)

1 green bell pepper (chopped)

1 red bell pepper (chopped)


Tostones (Fried Smashed Plantains)


Tostones (Smashed Plantains)


2 green plantains

Vegetable oil for frying

Salt to taste


Peel the green plantains. Cut them into slices of about 1 ½” to 2” wide.

Using a medium size skillet, fill it up about 1/3 with vegetable oil. Heat oil to […]

Tortilla de Papas (Potato Omelet)


4 beaten eggs

1 ½ large potato peeled and sliced

Vegetable or corn oil to fry potatoes

3 tbsp ham chopped

1tbsp minced onion

Salt to taste

Pepper to taste

2 tbsp olive oil for frying omelet

Ketchup for garnish

(Variations: You can also add fried ripe plantain. To do this: fry […]

Boniato Frito (Fried Yam)


3 white yams (Boniato or Cuban sweet potato)

Vegetable Oil (for deep fry)

Sugar (to taste)

Cinnamon (to taste)


Rinse, peel and cut sweet potatoes in rounds of about 1/8 of an inch. Deep fry in vegetable oil, turning them once golden on one side. Remove and use a paper towel to […]