Cuban Frita Recipe That’s Packed with Flavor
A Cuban hamburger is called a frita. It’s a small burger – think like a slider – that is full of flavor. They are fried up on a sauté pan and placed on a small bun. 1-2 fritas are consumed for a meal.
A Cuban Frita
A frita recipe includes similar ingredients as a traditional American burger, but with a cuban twist, of course. Remember Cuban food isn’t spicy like other Hispanic food – read my post that Cubans Don’t Do Tacos. Cuban food is full of flavor.
Try my Cuban Frita recipe!
- 1 lb. ground beef
- ¼ cup milk
- ½ cup breadcrumbs
- 1 tablespoon of diced onion
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 1 tablespoon ketchup
- 2 teaspoons salt
- ½ teaspoon paprika
- ½ teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
- ¼ teaspoon ground pepper
- Oil to fry fritas
- Wet breadcrumbs with milk. Add to beef.
- Add egg and remaining ingredients. Mix.
- Form 16 small discs. Store on wax paper and set to chill in the refrigerator for a few hours.
- Pan fry with a bit of oil.
- Serve with chips or potato sticks.
I’m a toppings girl. I like it all on my burger. Sautéed onions, pickles, mustard, ketchup, lettuce, tomato, cheese….I could go on. I also like to go traditional, in a Cuban sort of way. The cuban hamburger, a frita, doesn’t always have toppings except for the papitas (shoestring potato sticks.) Could you throw on a slice of cheese? Of course! It’s your frita!
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