- Prep 30min
ByThe Food in My Beard
Updated October 30, 2014
Crumble the cheese into small pieces.
Peel and boil the plantain for 10 minutes until tender.
Place the ingredients into the food processor and pulse until combined.
Roll dough into logs and bring together at ends to form a ribbon bow shape.
Fry mandocas at 350°F. for about 5 minutes until browned.
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More About This Recipe
- This South American snack almost tastes like the cornbread coating of a corndog.
But Mandocas also have a nice sweetness from the plantain and that salty gooeyness that melted cheese always brings to the table.
They’re a fun twist on a mozzarella stick or onion ring that your New Year’s guests would be happy to indulge in. Dip them in a nice honey mustard for a fun and unique snack they won’t soon forget!
To make your plantain mashable, first boil it in some salted water for about 10 minutes.
Mix all the ingredients together in a food processor.
The traditional shape almost looks like a ribbon bow.
Crunchy on the outside, tender and cheesy on the inside.
They almost look like pretzels, but the taste is pretty different – and delicious!
Dan Whalen thinks mandoca is a fun word to say. He has been blogging for over 4 years The Food in My Beard; check Dan's Tablespoon profile often to try his recipes with creative international spins!