What is it: Pronounced hee-bah-ree-toe, it's a sandwich made with flattened, fried green plantains instead of bread, garlic-flavored mayonnaise, and a filling that typically includes meat, cheese, lettuce, and tomato. (Please note: while jibaritos have their roots in Puerto Rico, this dish was originally created in Chicago by a Puerto Rican chef.)
Taste: Rich, substituting green plantains for bread? Genius!
Conclusion: Find a jibarito sandwich on the menu at many Latin American restaurants or try it at home! It's simple.
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