Despite what you may have picked up from that hilarious "SNL" Weekend Update segment in which Keenan Thompson plays former baseball player David Ortiz, "mofongo" is more than just a fun word to say. In fact, the beloved staple of Puerto Rican cuisine is enjoyed by tons of foodies around the world — and it’s even found huge recent success in none other than The Big Apple.
When made right, mofongo is simultaneously simple and deceptively complex, as it requires you to perform a number of tasks in a limited window of time to get the flavor and texture just right. And while making the deep-fried, plantain-based dish properly is no simple task, there’s one step that you can take to get a head start — and that is answering two questions: What is mofongo and what does it taste like?
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