Puerto Rican Care Frita
One pack of Country Style Pork Ribs
1 cup of flour
2 onions, peeled and julienne
Seasoning for the flour:
Rinse and dry your country style pork ribs. Dice ribs into 3 to 4 pieces to create bite-size chunks.
Prep the Pork
Cover the meat pieces lightly with flour, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and cumin
Season the meat
Cook the pork pieces in small batches so not to crowd in the pan.
Cook in batches
While you wait for the batches of meat to cook, begin slicing 2 onions into juienne strips
In between batches
Do not over cook the meat, we just want to give it a golden crisp.
Do not over cook
As the pork pieces batches are cooked, removed from the oil and allow to drain any excess oil.
Drain the Excess
Once the pork is all partially cooked, drain the excess oil out of the pan and begin to cook the onions
Cook the onions
Allow the onions to pick uo and absorb the flavors left behind from the pork while caramelizing them
Once the onions are nice and soft and golden in color, add the pork, two tablespoons of adobo and cook for an additional five minutes
Put it all together
I chose to serve with pickled green bananas, but you can serve with rice and beans or plantains
Enjoy! Buen Provecho!