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Ecuadorian Street Food: maduros con queso

Ecuadorian Street Food: maduros con queso

Ecuador is a country where fruit and vegetables abound and with over 300 types of bananas.

It is not surprising to find bananas featured in many street food in Ecuador.

To help you discover some of the country’s known and unknown cuisine, we have written a series of blog posts for a different dish or street food option.

Here is our pick for this blog post, maduros con queso.


Ecuadorian Street Food maduros con queso

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About maduros con queso

Maduro con queso translates as ripe plantains stuffed with cheese.

The main ingredients to make maduro con queso include ripe plantains, white cheese or queso fresco, peanuts, and oil.

Vendors start by rubbing a little bit of butter on the plantains, baking them, and sprinkling grated cheese on top.

You can find the full recipe for maduros con queso here.

Ecuadorian Street Food maduros con queso



How and where to eat them

Maduros con queso, come ready to eat, with grated cheese and sometimes pieces of peanuts on top.

People living in the Coastal region enjoy these baked ripe plantains with cheese for breakfast or brunch; it can be enjoyed as a snack or even dessert for people from the other areas.

You can eat them at the beach, in the car, with some coffee over breakfast, or even as dessert.

Ecuadorian Street Food maduros con queso

Most carts selling maduro con queso also offer choclo asado and frequently even carne en palito, two tasty street food options.


Ecuadorian Street Food maduros con queso

We hope you have an opportunity to try maduro con queso while you are in Ecuador, a common sight when wandering the streets of Ecuador.



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Ecuadorian Street Food maduros con queso

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Ecuadorian Street Food: maduros con queso

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