Buñuelos de Fríjol de Cabecita Negra (Black-eyed Pea Fritters)

13 comments November 30, 2012
Buñuelos de Fríjol de Cabecita Negra (Black-eyed Pea Fritters)

I love beans, and luckily for me, Colombian cuisine is filled with great tasting bean dishes. One of my favorites is a simple fritter made with black eyed peas. It’s not fancy, but it’s really good! When the dough balls hit the oil, they puff up a little. The inside becomes light and airy whereas […]

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Tortas de Carne Colombianas (Colombian-Style Meat Fritters)

14 comments October 27, 2011
Tortas de Carne Colombianas

This is my grandmother’s recipe for Tortas de Carne, which she would make us for an afternoon snack or for breakfast. They are basically ground meat patties mixed with spices, then coated in a batter and fried. You might find these meat fritters in Colombian bakeries around the world. These fritters are absolutely delicious! I […]

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Torticas de Atún (Tuna Fritters)

6 comments October 11, 2011
Torticas de Atun

My grandmother used to make Torticas for the family using different ingredients like broccoli, cauliflower, green beans and corn and we loved them. These Torticas de Atún or Tuna Fritters are also one of Mamita’s dishes. They are delicious and a kid friendly way to use a can of tuna. Buen provecho!

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Carimañolas de Carne y de Queso (Meat and Cheese Stuffed Yuca)

20 comments September 9, 2009
Meat and Cheese Stuffed Yuca

Carimañola is a traditional dish from the Caribbean region of Colombia. It is a yuca fritter stuffed with meat, or cheese for a great vegetarian version. This dish is also popular in Panamá.   I usually don’t like to eat fried food, but once in a while I crave my Colombian fritters. Since I have […]

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