jibarito

I’d like to take a second to make a post about all the Puerto Rican food I miss eating. So if you life fried foods or just delicious foods in general, this post is also for you.

an example of a place to find the foods I’m about to show you:

first we have some lechon:

then we have some pasteles con arroz y gandules:

(I know, it looks gross. But trust me, it is soooo good ugh.)

there’s always a jibarito if you want something light:

next up, some alcapurrias:

followed by some pastelitos:

can’t leave out the tostones:

gotta add in the traditional arroz y habichuelas:

(in my dad’s house this is literally a side dish to EVERY dinner he makes)

and we’ll finish this post with a snack platter:

and of course we can’t forget dessert:

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International Cooking : Puerto Rico [Part 3 - Las Últimas Recetas]

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I know that all the Puerto Ricans already know what the dishes are in Spanish and everything, but I just put description so everyone can be on the same page 

1. Jibarito Sandwich: this is a sandwich where plantain replaces the bread, and its usually made with a cut of beef but I made it kind of like a BLT with cheese and mayo-ketchup

2. Polenta  : this is cornmeal cooked as a savory dish and other times as a sweeter dish (funche). Often times its cooked and then fried, but I left as is, and molded it as a side dish.

3. Alcapurrias : I heard this is like a beach food, along with bacalaitos. It’s grated yautía blanca (or malanga) and plantain, made into a mix, filled with meat and fried. To me…I could be wrong..it tasted just like fried pasteles 😅😅

4. Ponque (Bizcocho Puertorriqueño) : this is kind of like the American pound cake, soaked with a brandy sugar syrup and frosted. I tried my best to do you guys’ flag lol. Hope it looks decent enough 😅😅.

5. Arroz con Pollo  : chicken and rice, estilo puertorriqueño (puerto rican style)

6. Coquito : it’s like an eggnog with puerto rican rum ( I used brown because I prefer it, but people use white too) I know this is probably coming out because Christmas soon reach 😁

7. Arroz Mamposteao : this is simliar to a Guyanese cook up, it’s like a mixed rice with all kinds of wonderfulness. Mine had cut up plantain, chicken chorizo, turkey bacon, onions, sweet green and red peppers, and black beans. 😍 

8. Pastelitos de Guayaba, Polvorones or Mantecaditos, and Quesitos : pastelitos de guayaba are a pastry made with a very light and flaky puff pastry dough and filled with guava paste. Mantecaditos are like shortbread cookies. & Quesitos are little pastries made with cream cheese and sometimes also has fruits like pineapple or guava.

9. Papa Rellena : Potato boiled enough to make into kind of a dough to stuff with meat and fry. Unfortunately I rolled it in too much cornstarch and there were bits of white even after frying. 😒

Me encanta comida puertorriqueño. Todas las comidas eran tan sabrosas y maravillosas. I’m sad to finish but then again..I still make a bunch of stuff still soo..it’s all good 😎. .

The next country..or rather countries I’m doing are Ayiti & República Dominicana. Also does anyone want me do anything specific?

Muchísimas Gracias 😘😘😘

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Borinquen’s

I have never been to Humboldt Park before and I was super excited when I got to go with Kat, Mikey, Alice, Sarah and Crystal to this place!

They invented a sandwich called the jibarito, which is basically a sandwich with lettuce, thinly sliced spiced beef, cheese, and onions, all put between two plantains. The plantain is hand mashed and double fried so that it is crisp and can hold everything together. One of the best parts of this sandwich was the little bit of garlic they put on the top to really get the flavors going. It was amazing and it came with Puerto Rican rice. 

I also got a stuffed potato ball which is basically mashed potatoes with meet and cheese stuffed inside, and then deep fried. NOM NOM NOM, it went so well with hot sauce!

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