Papas Rellenas

Meat-Stuffed Potatoes

Preparation info
  • Makes 14 to 16 stuffed potatoes; Serves

    6 to 8

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Eating Cuban

By Beverly Cox and Martin Jacobs

Published 2006

  • About

Deep-fried stuffed potatoes are a popular snack throughout Latin America. As the lunch hour approaches, people gather at the takeout window of the small paladar that Justo and his wife, Rosario, run out of the front of their modest house in a residential area of Havana. Justo, who also works as the cook on a ship, is sometimes out at sea for months at a time, but when he is at home you will find him here in the kitchen. When he is gone, Rosario, who is also a great cook, takes over.