Food habit or food item varies from country to or region to region. Every nation has its food habit. Like other countries or nations, Dominicans also has its food habits and traditional food items.
They eat various kinds of food at separate times of the day. Here in this article, I’m going to describe to you what the Dominicans eat for breakfast.
The Secret of Dominican breakfast
As the very first meal of the day, people eat breakfast. People of Dominica also eat breakfast regarding their food habits and tradition. They eat several types of foods in the breakfast. But there have some foods on the list which show up their culture.
They used to eat Los Tres Golpes, Mangú, Fried salami, fried eggs, fried cheese, etc. in the breakfast. These foods made or grown locally. And these are not expensive as well as easy to get too.
Traditional Dominican Breakfast
- Los Tres Golpes: The most popular served dish for breakfast item is Los Tres Golpes In Dominica. This dish is a traditional food of the Dominicans. It is a combination of Mangú, Fried eggs, and Fried salami.
- Mangú: Mangú is a popular dish for the Dominicans at breakfast or lunch or dinner. This dish made of green or ripe mashed plantains. This item also found in Cuba, Puerto Rico and other Caribbean islands in various names. Besides plantains, you’ll need oil/butter and salt to make this.
- Fried eggs: Fry eggs very well until it gets brown. Fried eggs are used in the dish to serve nicely. It increases the taste of Mangu.
- Fried salami: Salami is a necessary item for making Mangú Los Tres Golpes. You have to cut it into slices and fry those very well on both sides. This salami is a smoky flavoured and salted that brings perfection. It is a pre-cooked cured meat which needs to roast.
- Fried cheese: This is another part of Mangú Los Tres Golpes. Cut the cheese in a rectangular shape. Then roast both sides of it until the brown colour comes out. This dish is used to make the dish crispy and tasty.
How to Make Mangú :
- Red Onion: 1 piece (Sliced)
- Salt (Upon tase)
- Vinegar: 1 Cup (240 mL)
- Plantains: 6
- Water: 5 Cups (1 Liter)
- Canola Oil: 2 Cups (480 mL)
- Dominican Frying Cheese: 12 Slices
- Flour: 1 Cup (125 g)
- Dominican Salami: 18 Slices
- Sliced Butter: 6 tablespoons.
- Fried Eggs: 6
Step 1: At first, you have to take the sliced onions in a bowl and a hefty pinch of salt and vinegar. Then soak it for about one hour. In this time you prepare the other ingredients.
Step 2: Then peel and cut the plantains into the quarter. Put those into a large pot. Pour water to cover the plantains by 1 inch. Add salt for taste and boil it in high heat. Cook this until they get very tender for 30 minutes.
Step 3: When those processes are going on, heat the canola oil in a medium skillet in 350°F (180°C) heat.
Step 4: After that, take Dominican frying cheeses and coat those in flour. Fry them in 1¾ cups of canola oil (420 mL) for three minutes until they get golden brown color. While it has done, remove these from the skillet and put it into a paper-towel-lined plate.
Step 5: Take one tablespoon oil in the skillet. Then fry the salami for 4 minutes until those get brown color and crispy. Then transfer those to a paper towel-lined plate.
Step 6: Wipe the skillet and put another one tablespoon oil in the pan. Pour it into the onions and the soaking liquid. Saute it for 10 minutes until the onions get bright pink and become soft.
Step 7: Scoop out the plantains from the water while they are tender. Keep those in a large bowl. Meanwhile, keep the starchy boiling liquid on the stove.
Step 8: Add butter and 240 mL (1 cup) hot starchy plantain liquid. After that, mash the cooked plantains. Keep this going until it becomes creamy and smooth. If needed, add more liquid.
Step 9: Now, it is ready to serve. While serving, use fried cheese, fried salami, avocado, and fried eggs with it. And garnish it with pickled onions.
After all the steps have completed, enjoy the dish.
Typical Dominican Breakfast
There are some conventional foods too in Dominicans daily meal list. These food items are made using fresh oregano, cilantro, and some other wild-grown spices. Dominicans make some yummy aromas and delicious foods using these ingredients. The number one ingredient of the Dominicans is “Amor” (Ah-more), which means “Love.”
Oatmeal is a prevalent dish in breakfast for Dominicans. They used to make this meal for keeping their souls warm and satisfied. It is a warm and thick drink.
Making of Oatmeal:
- Raw Oatmeal 2 cups
- Sugar 1 cup
- Nesquick Chocolate ½ cup
- Cinnamon sticks 3-4 cup
- Ground Cinnamon ½ tablespoon
- Lime Peel 1 tablespoon
- Ground Cloves 1 tablespoon
- Ground Nutmeg ½ tablespoon
- Salt ¼ Tablespoon
- Milk 4 Cups.
- Evaporated Milk 2 cans
- Water: 4 Cups
Process: Put all of these ingredients into a pot or saucepan. Then start stirring theses for two minutes. Your oatmeal is ready. Pour it into a glass and enjoy it.
Every nation has its food habit. And the Dominicans are not separate from them. They also have food habits and food items of their own. Most of the Dominican foods come from wild-grown things.
Here in this article, I’ve tried to show you the process of making the famous traditional and typical Dominican food items. I hope, this will help you enough to make the Dominican breakfast at your home.
FAQ: “Healthy & Easy Breakfast”
FAQ 1: What time is breakfast in the Dominican Republic?
Answer: Dominicans take their breakfast early in the morning.
FAQ 2: What do Dominican Republicans eat? What is Dominican salami?
Answer: Dominican Republicans eat various traditional and typical foods. Most of the meals are made using naturally grown items. They used to eat Plantains, Fried eggs, Salami, Fried cheese, Onions, Avocado, etc.
Dominican Salami is a typical food of the Dominican Republicans. It is a pre-cooked cured meat which needs to fry before eat.V
FAQ 3: What is “Los Tres Golpes”?
Answer: ‘Los Tres Golpes’ is a dish that Dominican Republicans take as their breakfast. Generally, this dish means to serve mangú, with cheese, eggs, and salami. This dish is the most popular and traditional food item for the Dominicans.