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Hamburgers, Bow Down To The Frita

*Always* trust a Cuban when it comes to food.

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They're typically made with Cuban bread, a ground beef and chorizo patty, chopped white onion, crispy shoestring potatoes, and ketchup (and/or a splash of Tabasco sauce, if you're so inclined).

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Basically, take everything that is good in the world, and put it all together.

As any frita enthusiast will tell you, the most crucial ingredients are the patty and the fries.

It's just so... so beautiful.

The patty HAS to include chorizo. It gives the whole thing a savory kick!


Keep in mind, there are different types of chorizo! For fritas, go with the cured, Spanish-style variety.

You could add cheese, if you really wanted to.

I'll be real with you, though: It's better without it. And this is from someone who would legally marry cheese if she could.

And you could try it "a caballo" with a fried egg on top, if you're feeling adventurous.

Fritas are pretty abundant in, say, the greater Miami area.

You could try making them at home, of course.

Here's one recipe, which incorporates a "not-so-secret sauce". And here's another one, which specifically notes that, if it's not fried, it's not a frita.

Remember to pair your fritas with an ice-cold Materva, Iron Beer, or Jupiña.

Cuban sodas >>>>>>>>>>>>>>

And finish it all off with a creamy mamey shake.

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Mamey is a beautiful-looking and great-tasting tropical fruit that tastes like if guava and strawberry had a baby, sort of.

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