Rellenas de Papa (Stuffed Potato Balls)

La Buena Vida

While I was away Serena’s great-aunt came to North Carolina and cooked up some authentic Puerto Rican food. Somehow Serena saved me some of these Rellenas de Papas to fry up when I got home.

Rellenas de Papa are basically mashed potato dough rolled into a ball with seasoned meat in the middle then fried. These things have a nice crunch on the outside but you are immediately hit with the soft mashed potatoes followed by the flavor and texture of the meat.

When I got done with these jammies, ideas of what I could fill them with flooded my mind. I was told it was blasphemy to put anything but ground beef inside but anyone who knows how I operate knows some pulled pork, curry chicken and other goodies will be inside.

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3 thoughts on “Rellenas de Papa (Stuffed Potato Balls)

  1. So excited to hear about your truck. I love Puerto Rican food, lived there as a child.
    I write a column in the Herald Sun food section every Wednesday, I just did a couple of columns about how awesome PR food is.
    I say I’m a wannabe Boriquena.
    I post my pieces every week on my blog if you’d like to take a look.
    I would love to talk to you about your new adventure.
    Good luck!
    debbie matthews


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