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Cayeye o Cabeza de Gato Colomiano

Cayeye and Cabeza de Gato (Colombian Mashed Green Plantain)

Erica Dinho
5 from 13 votes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Colombian
Servings 4 servings
Calories 45 kcal


  • 4 green plantains peeled and cut into pieces
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon of oil
  • 1 cup onion finely chopped
  • 2 scallions finely chopped
  • 2 to matoes diced
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • ½ teaspoon ground achiote
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Avocado to serve
  • Grated cheese to serve
  • Fried or scrambled eggs to serve


  • Cook the green bananas or green plantains until tender. Strain and mash.
  • In a medium skillet over medium heat place the butter, onion, tomatoes, red bell pepper, garlic and achiote. Cook the mixture for about 7 minutes, and then add to the mashed plantains and set aside.
  • To serve, place some cayeye on a plate and top with fried egg, shredded cheese and diced avocado.


Calories: 45kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 3gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0.3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.2gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 161mgPotassium: 262mgFiber: 2gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 587IUVitamin C: 13mgCalcium: 42mgIron: 1mg
Keyword cayeye, colombian breakfast, plantain recipes
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