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                                                                  Mandocas are delicious Venezuelan breakfast treats. They're made from a batter of sweetened cornmeal, green plantains, and grated white cheese. They taste a little bit like hush puppies, and are traditionally served with slices of queso fresco cheese. This recipe substitutes dark brown sugar for the traditional papelón, a molasses-like sugar left over from sugar cane processing. Look for yellow plantains, which is the color in between green (unripe) and black (very ripe).

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                                                                  • Yes No 1 yellow plantain
                                                                  • Yes No 2 cup yellow cornmeal
                                                                  • Yes No 3/4 cup dark brown sugar
                                                                  • Yes No 1 tsp salt
                                                                  • Yes No 2 tsp anise
                                                                  • Yes No 8 oz queso fresco cheese
                                                                  • Yes No 1/2 cup water
                                                                  • Yes No vegetable oil
                                                                  • Slice plantain crosswise into about 5 pieces, then place in a saucepan and cover with water. Simmer gently until tender, about 15-20 minutes. Drain and let plantain cool enough to handle, then peel and mash well (or purée in a food processor or blender). Stir cornmeal, plantain, salt, anise seed, sugar and finely grated cheese together with a wooden spoon. Add water slowly, a couple of tablespoons at a time, until mixture comes together into a dough. The dough should be soft and kneadable, but not sticky. Let dough rest for ten minutes. Heat several inches of oil to 350 degrees. Divide dough into 16 pieces, and roll each one into a smooth ball. (If dough is too wet and sticky, add more cornmeal). Take each ball and roll into a log shape with the palms of your hands. Continue to roll into a cylinder on a counter top, until dough cylinder is 6-7 inches long. Bring ends together and overlap them to form a tear-shaped loop. Press ends together. Repeat with other pieces of dough. Fry loops of dough in oil until dark golden brown, turning once. Serve mandocas warm, with slices of queso fresco and/or butter.
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