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What's to Eat: Mofongo

What's to Eat: Mofongo
Posted at 8:00 AM, Dec 11, 2015
and last updated 2016-07-04 11:40:11-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) -- One of Tallahassee's favorite food trucks made a pit stop at WTXL! 

El Criollo Grill joined us for another edition of What's to Eat, making some authentic cuisine. 

The food truck specializes in homemade Puerto Rican food. 

Chef and owner Gino Arryo taught us how to make authentic mofongo. 

Mofongo is a fried plantain-based dish. It's typically made with fried green plantains mashed together in a pilón, with broth, garlic, olive oil and pork cracklings.

Here's Chef Robles' instructions: 

Heat canola oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Mash the garlic with the olive oil in a mortar and pestle. Combine garlic mixture with the pork rinds in a large bowl; set aside.

Fry the plantain chunks until golden and crispy, but not brown, about 15 minutes. Transfer the fried plantains into the bowl with the garlic mixture. Toss to coat. Mash the coated plantains with the mortar and pestle until smooth. Season with salt. Roll the plantain mixture into two large balls or several small balls before serving.

For more information on El Criollo Grill or to find out its next stop, call (850) 322-2328 or click here. 

You can also follow them on Street Food Tallahassee.

Remember, you can catch What's to Eat every Friday morning on WTXL Sunrise.