I discovered caribañolas in Colombia when I was a kid.

Too soon, we migrated to the states and I never heard of them again! Since then, I have lived in nostalgia for several years, lol.



When ever I had a chance, I looked for them in restaurants in the east coast but I was not lucky enough to find them. So, I look for help and asked Colombian residents in the states if they knew about them, some of them said, ??Oh, yeah?, others were reluctant to talk about them because it takes a long time to prepare, and others at lighting speed tried to change my mind and volunteered to make me a taco or a burrito instead.



Let me make this story short. I was visiting a local restaurant that sells non Colombian food and while I was talking to the waitress, she was able to id me as being Colombian because I was asked her if it was possible to prepare a dish in a certain way and because I asked her for jugos de frutas, she noticed my peculiarities.

The pretty and enthusiastic Colombian girl has now become my friend and she has showed me how to prepare these delicious things. Do you believe it? I know how to make them now! Life is a trip, from over there to here!!

We met last weekend at my place and prepared and cooked caribañolas and it took us almost the whole day to make about 20 of them!



Caribañola de-mystified



Here??s the recipe and photos.

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Boiled Yuca

Pinch of salt, onion, garlic and tomato

Cooked & seasoned ground beef (Or pork meat, shrimp, fish or cheese.)

All purpose flour, eggs and olive oil.

Posted on June 16, 2007


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History CARIBA?OLAS

Sección: Definiciones

Domingo, 22 de enero de 2006 a las 21:52

Pequeño pastel hecho de masa o puré de yuca (tubérculo de origen americano) y relleno de una farsa (aporte de la cocina ibérica) de carne, aves o pescado con guiso de cebollas, tomates, ajíes y demás que se fríen en abundante aceite. Palabra que recrea el encuentro de dos mundos, el caribe y español; de ahí carib (e) y (esp) añola.

De esto da fe el historiador e investigador Helkin Núñez Cabarcas cuando manifiesta que desde el siglo XVII ya se comercializaba en toda la región de Bahía Cupino:

Ya a finales del siglo XVIII se vendía en el poblado de Puerto Colombia, en algunos puestos de comidas de la playa, caribañolas rellenas de camarones que se daban abundantes en la región, inclusive se tiene noticias de que algunas señoras dueñas de estas fritangas al acabarse los camarones empezaron a fritar tortas planas de yuca que luego eran rellenas con huevo y vueltas a freír. Estos productos tuvieron gran aceptación y se propagaron luego por todo el resto del país.



http://cbreve.bitacoras.com/archivos/2006/01/22/caribanolas

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Nice. I'm not a cook, but it's nice to see them again. They're very tasty, I ate them last year when visiting Colombia. I think it was in Manizales on a rainy afternoon they were bought for me, mmm.

Greetings,



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Thur, I am not a cook either, but sometimes I become curious about certain dishes. Yep, I love them too!

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solo fried after being boiled is quck and easy. very good with some special diping sauce!

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Next time when she decides to stop by I'm going to ask her to bake them instead of deep frying them.

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Che Lucas, while I was looking for a supportive article about CARIBA?OLAS history, I remembered you and laughed with joy because I found this link on Yahoo:

? Discusión general sobre Colombia / Colombia General Discussion ...

JD, lei el thread de caribañolas/carimañolas y vos subiste la pagina de un Organismo Publico, creo que del Ministerio de Cultura, y copiaste un extracto de la receta en donde aparece escrito carimañola. ...

http://www.buscasitios.com/index.php

I was not able to read your whole comment about caribañolas because the link takes you to co.blog and the site asked for a username and password to read the whole thread.
I got to tell you Che, I really appreciated when you shed light into the issue!

Again, thank you Che Lucas!!!

MAC

Posted on June 16, 2007


Let me clear something up When you paste http://www.buscasitios.com/index.php into your browser, the link takes you to a Buscasitios home page, type caribañolas where is says Busca, Buscar:



Under the title, "Blogs y Bitacoras sobre caribanolas" there is a second topic that starts with "? Discusión general sobre Colombia / Colombia General Discussion ..."

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Monpirri...I remember that event... Si me acuerdo !!!!!!!! Jaja. Pobre JD...no podia escribir algo sin que apareciera Lucas para corregirlo en publico. Esa vez, él habia fundamentado su opinion sobre el termino "Carimañolas" con una pagina oficial del Ministerio de Cultura, y tomó solo la primer parte de la receta..sin darse cuenta q el titulo de la receta decia: Como preparar Caribañolas...jaja. El propio Ministerio de Cultura utilizaba los dos terminos. Anyway...

Posted on June 16, 2007


Thank you Che Yo creo que lo que paso fue que la secretaria o el secretario se equivocaron al escribir el tal documento a maquina. Tambien puede exister la posibilidad que la pagina oficial fue sabotiada por un hacker.



Sabes una cosa che cuando sea grande quiero ser como vos, jajajajajaja



Your friend,

MAC

Posted on June 16, 2007