A delicious and hearty breakfast dish from the Dominican Republic


  • 4 ripe plantains
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 8 ounces queso fresco or farmer cheese, cut into small cubes
  • 6 large eggs


  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • Peel the plantains and cut them into 2-inch pieces.
  • Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the plantain pieces and cook, turning occasionally, until they are golden brown on all sides. This should take about 15 minutes.
  • While the plantains are cooking, prepare the fried cheese. Heat another skillet over medium-high heat. Add the queso fresco cubes in a single layer and cook for about 2 minutes per side, or until they are golden brown on all sides. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  • In a separate skillet, fry the eggs to your desired doneness. We recommend sunny-side up or over easy so that the yolk is runny and delicious.
  • To assemble the mangu, place a bed of mashed plantains on a plate. Top with the fried cheese and fried eggs. Serve immediately and enjoy this hearty Dominican breakfast!