April 18, 2015

Fritura – A Panamanian Treat That Is Easy To Make

Fritura Panamanian Style

The thing I miss most about Panamá is the food. Luckily living in the Houston suburbs, arguably the most diverse city in the country, affords me my native foods less than 25 miles away. In this video I prepare 4 staples that are common in a meal we call fritura; fried just about everything.

The meal shown here includes:

  • Twice fried green plantains, a fruit similar to bananas.
  • Yuca (Cassava)(boiled & fried), a root that grows underground similar to potatoes but with a stronger taste.
  • Carimañola, ground beef encased in smashed yucca.
  • Salchichas, sausage links.

In Panamá these foods can be found cooked on just about every street corner in downtown Panamá City and Colón.

Other Panamanian dishes



About Egberto Willies

Egberto Willies is a radio show host, author, blogger, political activist, DailyKOS Contributing Editor, a Director of Coffee Party USA, Executive Committee member of Move to Amend, 2nd Annual CNN iReport Spirit Award Honoree, HuffPost Live Contributor, self-employed software developer, & web designer. Egberto wrote the book ‘As I See It:Class Warfare The Only Resort To Right Wing Doom’ based on his belief that the mainstream media is derelict in its duty to relate what really ails the middle class and the complicity of the Right Wing in its demise. Bio: http://egbertowillies.com/bio/ Linked In: http://linkd.in/TOiHUS. Google