Main Dishes

Mofongo & Fried Pork Chops Recipe

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Mofongo & Fried Pork Chops

Ingredients:

  • 2 – 3 ripe plantains (plenty of brown on the skin)
  • 2 – 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 3 – 4 strips of bacon (traditionally you’d use pork rinds/cracklings but I don’t like them)
  • Olive Oil
  • Vegetable Oil
  • 4 bone-in pork chops
  • Adobo Seasoning
  • Lime juice, white vinegar or Worcestershire sauce (I use the latter)
  • Vegetable oil

Directions:

  1. Peel the plantains and slice into pieces/chips. Fry in vegetable oil until golden making sure they don’t get brown. Drain on paper towels.
  2. Cook the bacon until very crispy. Add minced garlic to the pan with 1 tbsp. of olive oil and saute briefly not letting the garlic burn.
  3. Allow the bacon/garlic mixture to cool for a bit and add to a food processor with the cooked plantains (if you have a mortar/pestle, you can use this to mash instead.) Pulse on a low setting until the mixture comes to a bread-like consistency; be careful not to over blend as you don’t want to liquify the mixture.
  4. Dump the mixture out into a bowl and form into balls. You can do multiple little balls or a few big balls. This is enough to make 2 large Mofongo balls or 8 smaller balls.
  5. For the pork chops, I make my own Adobo and it’s really simple. I don’t measure out the ingredients, instead I eyeball it. To make your own, mix together garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, cilantro, salt and black pepper. You can also buy a premade Adobo if you’re not comfortable making it.
  6. Add vegetable oil to a frying pan and heat up.
  7. Fill a shallow dish with Worcestershire sauce. Moisten a pork chop on both sides with the sauce and use the Adobo to apply a dry rub all over.
  8. Add the pork chops to a heated pan and fry 8-10 minutes flip and repeat. Drain on paper towels until grease is absorbed.

 

Serve with a rice/veggie mix and you have a delicious Puerto Rican feast!

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Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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