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Monday, November 10, 2008

stuffed tater



These stuffed potatoes are actually called 'papas rellenas' which translates straight across to -hold your breathe now - stuffed potatoes. They are typically a Cuban dish, from what I understand, and they are simply mashed potatoes filled with seasoned meat and deep fried.



My papas rellenas have a delicious spiced pork mixture wrapped with mashed potatoes mixed with egg and coated in cornmeal then fried. These guys are a handy first course, appetizer or just a plain old snack - I like to eat them with simple Louisiana hot sauce, Texas Pete or whatever local vinegar hot sauce you like.

23 comments:

Mandi said...

No, really, seriously - I cant take it anymore....................................................................................... HELP!!!!

Yum Yum Yum Yum Yum................

Joy said...

I've never heard of these, but they sound delicious!

Zen Chef said...

sheesh.. You're like a serial blogger, man! Are you doing one post a day? Okay, hand-over the stuffed tater with Texas pete. Nice snack!

TavoLini said...

mmm--its like french fries pretending to be hush puppies!! (and I bet they taste even better)

Joie de vivre said...

The quintessential meat and potatoes whittled down to it's most basic form. Brilliant.

Anette said...

I love most potato based food! I'm not so much into deep frying myself but I would sure try those if you had a couple to spare! Mmm! potatotreat with a surprise inside!! I like!

The Blonde Duck said...

Yum!

Beth said...

anything with potatoes.....yummy...and then you deep fry those suckers? oh yaaaaaaaa

buffalodick said...

An upscale Mexican Tater Tot? Cool!

doggybloggy said...

mandi: yes the sweet torture is working...

joy: good way to use up leftovers

zen: I thought it was a good idea to say publicly at the beginning of this year that I would do 365 posts this year - it has not been a joy ride...and about the screamer-I will mention it to her....

tavolini: just fakin' taters - puttin' up a front.

doggybloggy said...

joie de vivre: well when you put it like that it makes me want to pare everything down.

anette: if you havent noticed I dont need an excuse to fry...

TBD: its miss wordy wordless...that could be one of your new characters

Chef E said...

I have been wanting to make these lately, with mashed plantains, or 'Mafungo' which is like our version of mashed potatoes and garlic I have made and had in Porto Rico. Yours look very tasty!

doggybloggy said...

beth: all its missing is cheese!

buff: Cuban -

chef e: I love mofongo - fried cracklins and all

Anndi said...

Sounds heavenly!

Marjie said...

Dude food. You won't find me eating any fried mashed potatoes - maybe because I don't like potatoes?

lisaiscookign said...

What's not to like with a fried potato item?! This could be changed up all kinds of ways too. I'm already getting ideas...

Krysta said...

i could eat a ton of those!

doggybloggy said...

anndi: heavenly - and fluffy and fried!

marjie: "dude food" thats it I am going to come up with more and do a "dude food" post

lisaiscooking: well let me know what you come up with so I can copy you

krysta: in fact these would be good in a 'ho down'

Mandi said...

Ohhhhh so now I get it - thats been your plan all along!!!

hee hee

Michelle said...

Those look so delicious! A seriously kicked up version of my Cheesy Mashed Potato Cakes! Wonder how those would have turned out if I deep fried them... ;-)

Thanks for sharing!

Darius T. Williams said...

I held my breath...but not for long - por que yo hablo espanol fluentamente.

Anyway's AMEN for texas pete hot sauce!

-DTW
www.everydaycookin.blogspot.com

doggybloggy said...

mandi: insert evil laugh here...

michelle: I will have to check those out....these would be great with cheese

darius: fantastico mi amigo

shavedicesundays said...

These are really popular in SoCal due to people finding them at a local Cuban bakery, I found theirs rather dry. I think I'll have to try these some because yours looks rather moist!

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