Cuban Zesty Fried Pork Bites

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READY IN: 1hr 40mins
Recipe by diannejm

I found this in the April 2005 issue of Southern Living Magazine and intend to try it. I find it interesting that this is fried pork, which is cooked in water. The cooking method is described in the magazine as, "cooking meat in water until it evaporates and then browning it in its drippings," which "makes the meat juicy on the inside and crispy and golden on the outside." Sounds good to me!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Stir together first 4 ingredients. Cover and chill until ready to serve.
  2. Bring 2 cups water and salt to a boil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add pork; reduce heat to medium low, and cook 1 hour and 15 minutes or until water evaporates. Meat will look pale. Cook, stirring occasionally, 10 more minutes or until pork cubes are golden brown. Drain on layers of paper towels. Serve with garlic mixture and lime wedges.

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