Mandocas with Cheese

Mandocas with Cheese

Mandoca is a typical Venezuelan dish from the Western region (Zulia). This dish is usually consumed as a snack, breakfast or even dinner.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine Venezuela
Servings 2 Persons
Calories 560 kcal


  • Frying pan
  • Kitchen clamp



  • Cut the banana into 3 equal parts and cook them with their shell in plenty of water for approximately 20 minutes or until they are soft.
  • Remove them from the water and let them cool. Remove the shell, place the banana in a bowl and mash them with a fork until you get a puree.
  • Melt the papelón in a little water over lowheat, once melted remove from the heat and let cool.
  • Grate the cheese.
  • In the bowl where you have the banana puree, add the flour, the grated cheese, the sugarcane, a pinch of salt, a pinch of cinnamon, the anise seeds and the water.
  • Mix until you get a dough that does not stick to your hands, if it is very dry add a little more water.
  • Take a small amount of dough between your hands, make a small ball and then knead until you get some tubes of approximately 8cm. Take the two ends and join them to form the mandolins.
  • Preheat a pan with plenty of oil.
  • Once the oil is well heated, place them in the pan and fry until golden brown.
  • Serve and accompany with sour cream and grated cheese.


Calories: 560kcal
Keyword Crispy, Deepfried, Zulia
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One thought on “Mandocas with Cheese

  1. Eva Adam says:

    5 stars
    Tops !!!! awesome great !

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