Saturday, November 15, 2008

My Kitchen My World -- Puerto Rico

This week, My Kitchen My World bloggers "visited" Puerto Rico! This was a tough week for me finding recipes, I was really wishing I had a Puerto Rican cookbook instead of having to google away and not coming up with much.
I did find one winner recipe though, Buñuelos de Queso -- little appetizer fried cheese fritters. The kids called them 'puffs' and really liked them! They were so moist and light and fluffy, really delicious, and not greasy at all. The cheese I used was Colby. I'm almost sure we will be making these little treats again :)
Batter for the Bunuelos de Queso
Inside of Buneulos de Queso
I also tried a random Puerto Rican Beans & Rice recipe I found online. The beans and rice were different, they had red wine vinegar in them which is a flavor I really like but am not used to in beans. The kids liked them, but hubby wouldn't even give them a shot -- he doesn't like black beans at all.
I did feel a little guilty about two fried foods as appetizers but since I had to get the fryer out for one recipe why not try the other one. The other appetizer recipe I tried were Sorullitos, which are little fried cornbread fritters. Hmm Sorullitos -- they were very interesting -- hubby said they were like corndogs with out the 'dogs' ... here they are before frying:
They are traditionally served with a 'sauce' of ketchup, mayo, and garlic, which I did make and try but forgot to photograph.

This was a very interesting MKMW week, I can't wait to see what everyone else came up with for Puerto Rico and see where we are 'going' next week :)


Elra said...

Wow Andrea, those are really nice treat. They all look so mouth watering. I must admit that I really like fried food. It just to bad, we can have them too often, ya!

Stephanie said...

Those all look yummy! I love the look of those cheese fritters, my mouth is watering.

Natashya said...

Looks fantastic! I was running low on time setting up the TFF, so I just made some Puerto Rican cocktails. They would go well with your pub fare.
I especially love your Bunuelos de Queso, they look awesome.

Michelle Dargen said...

Everything looks so tasty. You could totally use these as happy hour apps!

Judy said...

Fried cheese appetizers -- yummy. If we put all of our Puerto Rico offerings together, we'd have one fantastic meal.

Lauren said...

I'm glad you participated anyway! And all the fried stuff looks FANTASTIC!

Cathy said...

I want those cheese fritters now! Sounds like you had a tough time finding recipes, but you sure ended up with some that sound completely mouthwatering!

Anonymous said...

You always try the most interesting recipes. I might want the recipe for those fried cheese things... that looks awesome!


Monica M said...

Hey I think its great that you have tried some of are cuisine. Myself being half puerto rican and growing up on puerto rican food its awesome that alot of different nationality love our food as well as our culture. And the recipes look amazing I hope you make more and post them online. I also have site with recipes you can make. I hope you check out thanks and god bless.

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