Here's what you'll need:
3 or 4 green plantains, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch pieces
Fresh garlic to taste (chopped)
4 slices of bacon
Salt to taste (or you can use Adobo)
Cooked bacon (crumbled)
Sautee the bacon slices until most of the fat has melted.
In a large mortar, mash the plantain slices with the pestle, a few at a time, adding the bacon and seasoning mixture (salt (or adobo) and garlic) gradually.
The plantains should form a thick, hard mass.
OR: hollow each ball out in the middle and fill with any tasty dish in a sauce. Some favorites are shrimp (Mofongo Relleno de Camarones), lobster (Mofongo Relleno de Langosta) and stewed chicken (Mofongo Relleno de Pollo).
OR: make little "meatball" size balls and put them in your chicken soup or stick a toothpick on them and serve them as an appetizer at a party or friends get together.
Experiment! It's ok to have fun with your food!