Arañitas de Yuca – Fried Yuca spiders

Arañitas de Yuca – Fried Yuca spiders

Arañitas de Yuca – Fried Yuca spiders Arañitas (ñ in Spanish is pronounced like the “nio” in onion in English.) They can also be called arepitas. These were a regular staple in our house growing up. Mainly, because we all loved them. No matter how...
Arepitas de Batata – Fried Sweet Potatoes

Arepitas de Batata – Fried Sweet Potatoes

Arepitas de Batata – Fried Sweet Potatoes These were my favorites when I was a kid, along with fried yucca. They are sweet but not too much, and not like the Sweet potato fried that are now popular.     These are not Yams. They won’t work very well for...
Auyama Soup – Crema de Auyama

Auyama Soup – Crema de Auyama

Auyama Soup – Crema de Auyama This is a very easy recipe. My step daughter has loved this for years. I made it, at least once a week for her. Ingredients 2 1/4 pounds auyama 1 medium onion, chopped 1 large clove garlic, minced Around 2 tbsp olive oil Cilantro to taste...
Betsy’s Black Beans

Betsy’s Black Beans

Betsy’s Black Beans There are many varieties of beans.  The following recipe may be used for most. You can make the same dish with dry beans but it is just as tasty using canned beans. If you use canned beans add the tomato paste towards the end of cooking so it...
Betsy’s Tacos

Betsy’s Tacos

Betsy’s Tacos I started making tacos when I was around 16 years old. My mother’s friend was from Guatemala and she made Guatemalan-style tacos. I got her recipe and the way they were served, putting out a spread of all the different foods (beans, meat,...
Corn Fritters – Frituritas de Maíz

Corn Fritters – Frituritas de Maíz

Corn Fritters – Frituritas de Maíz Every day in my mom’s house, there was something fried: corn fritters. fried batata, fried yuca, eggplant, something. And, we all looked forward to it. But the corn and the yuca were my favorites. Ingredients 1 cup corn flour...