2 kg Pork
6-8 garlic cloves
1 white onion
to taste Salt and pepper
Pork is a staple in Cuban cuisine, and with this dish… pork is the star! Pork is minced and marinated in lime (or sour orange juice) and a little salt and then fried until it is crisp and golden. It is often served with mojo sauce and fried onion. This type of fried pork is very common throughout the island of Cuba and can be found at most street stands. It is also easy to prepare at home.
How to Make Masas de Cerdo Frita (Fried Pork Dough)
- Cut the pork into medium-sized pieces, wash and drain.
- We add salt and pepper to taste. Let it rest for 30 minutes.
- In a large frying pan or deep casserole, fry the chopped and seasoned doughs in hot oil.
- The oil should not be much, just enough and the fire should be set to medium temperature.
- We constantly move the doughs so that they do not stick and seal couples, on all sides.
- When they are golden brown, lower the heat and cover, cook for about 3 or 5 more minutes, until the meat is tender.
- After this time we drain and serve hot, we place the chopped onion on top, and our delicious fried pork dough is ready
- When all the meat is cooked, we can add a sour orange mojo with garlic and onion for the presentation of the dish and for the exquisite flavor.