The best fritura dominicana recipes (Dominican fried food): torrejitas, arepitas buñuelos, and more fried food recipes, perfect as part of unforgettable meals and parties. They are one of the quintessential elements of our traditional cuisine, discover these tasty and easy dishes.
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Fried foods are one of the most popular elements in our traditional cuisine, though the word "fritter" hardly conveys the variety of these.
Frituras is the quintessential street food and can be (roughly) classified as meats, fritos, torrejitas, croquetas, and buñuelos.
I picked the easy fritter recipes that most lend themselves as party food, both savory fritters, and sweet fritters. If you are — for whatever reason — not a fan of fried foods, you should know that many of these dishes also have an alternative non-fried recipe in our blog, so maybe search for it.
La fritura dominicana starts with meats, so you can't miss some of these Dominican frying basics. If you feel like serving fish, don't miss this Dominican-style fried fish recipe.
Chicharrón de cerdo
Chicharrón de pollo
Frito con salami
Fritos (maduros and verdes), as well as other type of tuber "fries" are very popular with Dominicans, and we have picked here our most beloved ones for you to enjoy.
Tostones (crispy twice-fried green plantains)
Fritos maduros (fried ripe plantains)
Batata frita (sweet potato fries)
Yuca frita (cassava fries)
Arepitas are the quintessential Dominican fritters, and some of our most popular side dishes.
Arañitas y arepitas de yuca (Cassava fritters)
Arepitas de maíz (Dominican cornmeal fritters)
Yaniqueque (Dominican Southern-style crispy fried dough)
Plantain fritters with onion
Torrejas or torrejitas are a type of fried batter, and in our country, they are commonly savory fritters containing some type of vegetable or protein. These are our favorites.
Bacalaítos or torrejas de bacalao (codfish fritters)
Torrejas de berenjena (eggplant fritters)
Codfish and potato fritters
Stuffed frituras recipes
We love our stuffed frituras, and all are always very welcome as part of our appetizer platter. There's something for everyone here.
Quipe or kipe (Dominican-style kibbeh)
Bollitos de yuca (yuca balls stuffed with cheese)
Chulitos (yuca rolls with spicy beef stuffing)
Piononos (sweet plantain rolls with beef stuffing)
Croquettes are popular everywhere, and we are not the exception. They make the perfect appetizer and are inexpensive and relatively easy to make.
Croquetas de pollo (classic chicken croquettes)
Buñuelos are sweet, round fritters, usually bathed in spiced syrup, but can also be served dusted with sugar and cinnamon powder.
Buñuelos de yuca (cassava 'beignets' in spiced syrup)
Buñuelos de viento (puffy fried balls in syrup)
Fritura is the name given to certain fried foods in the Dominican Republic. Fritura is also the name used for street vendors who serve mainly fried foods in the DR.
Each fritura has its specialty and menu. But chicharrones, empanadas, and pastelitos, fried longaniza, are some of the most popular choices.
Enjoy these great savory fritters, and surprise your friends with new ones they have never tried before.
Published Sep 3, 2021, revised