Meat scrapings and fried sweet potato
This is a true jewel of dominican cooking.
Because of the obssesion with fat in today’s eating world, these kind of traditions have been progressively lost.
Meat scrapings, as something that you don’t do every day, is totally acceptable. Granted, it will have a much higher sodium content as it is salty; it will be higher in fat, but nothing a healthy person can’t enjoy, especially because it’s not something you do every day and…let’s be honest, this is amazingly delicious!
Ok. So, what’s the deal with meat scrapings?
The “history of meat scrapings”
These dishes, generally leave a residue in the bottom of the pot, a scraping or “zurrapa”, which is why Dominicans LOVE the bottom of the pot.
A large spoon is used to scrape the bottom of the pot and then eat it with Dominican “viveres” (tubers, starchy roots like yuca and musaceae)
In the picture, we fried some Dominican sweet potatoes (slightly different from American sweet potatoes)
Hope you enjoy the pics and for those Dominicans who have been away from the homeland for some time, maybe bring back some memories!
A big hug from the warm Caribbean!
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