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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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.
Checked the blog out and dig the recipes. We would love to chat with you about what we are doing. We will be at Fullsteam Brewery on Saturday at noon handing out free samples if you would like to sample our food and say hi.
Thanks so much. I’ll try my hardest to make it to Fullsteam. I’m so excited by your truck. The Kid will be thrilled about you guys.