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!