Fufú de Plátano is a Cuban dish that isn't as popular as some of the other dishes I've posted. When I was little, my grandma would make this, and boy was it an event. Everyone would come over to eat it, since it was only made once in a while. The recipe varies quite a bit but my grandma made hers with crackling pork rinds. Since I follow kosher laws, I had to find a substitute- which 9 times of of 10 ends up being turkey bacon.
3 large semi-ripe plantains (they should be pale yellow with few brown streaks and somewhat pliable to the to the touch but not soft or mushy)
3 garlic cloves
4 tbsp. butter
1 cup cooked turkey bacon (chopped into little pieces and fried till crispy)
salt to taste
First peel the plantains and cut them into sections. Boil them until they're fork tender. While the plantains are boiling, dice the bacon and saute in a non-stick pan until they're nice and crispy- transfer to a plate. Using a knife, smash the garlic cloves and add to the pan with the butter. Allow the garlic to saute for a bit to infuse the butter, removing the pieces once they're cooked. Mince the garlic and toss back into the pan. Once the plantains are cooked, drain well and transfer to the pan with the butter. Take a potato masher or fork and begin mashing the plantains, adding a little water if the mixture is too dry- but go easy on the water, this dish should be chunky with imperfect pieces. Once the plantains are mashed, add in the bacon and combine well. Season with salt as needed.