The Weekend Special

10 Jun

Sunday is the big parade. You know the one I mean: the National Puerto Rican Day Parade. And to show respect to all my friends who claim roots from Las Isla Del Encanto, Fried Neck Bones hereby proclaims this Cuchifrito Weekend. So go out there and eat all the deep fried pig parts you can find, particularly the delectable ears. Don’t be shy about devouring chicharron (fried pork skin),  papas rellenas (fried potato balls stuffed with meats), bacalaitos (fried stuffed codfish balls), morcilla (blood sausage), and pasteles (pork-filled deep fried pastry)  to your, by now, overworked heart’s content.

Cuchifritos and frituras

To add to the spirit of the weekend, here’s a treat from that honorary coqui, the late, great vibraphonist, Cal Tjader who had the very good sense to compose a piece about the goodies above he titled Cuchy Frito Man. Click below to listen.

1 – Cuchy Frito Man

2 Responses to “The Weekend Special”

  1. Gregory Lorenz June 10, 2011 at 8:11 pm #

    delish! looks like PR tempura to me or is it J-chicharrrones? it’s a small crispy world after all. from dear old tokyo over looking the US embassy: a crispy best to all.


  1. Lechonera Encanto « Fried Neck Bones…and some home fries - June 8, 2012

    […] Last year, around this time, when I started seeing the Puerto Rican flags streaming from car antennas, out of apartment windows, and draped across uptown streets, I immediately thought of the Cuchy Frito man, specifically, Cal Tjader’s rendition and the celebration of all pig parts fried Cuchy Frito Man. […]

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