Masas De Puerco (Cuban Fried Pork)

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READY IN: 1hr 50mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • Cut the pork shoulder into 2-inch cubes, removing and discarding as much of the fat as possible.
  • In a heavy pot or Dutch oven, heat 1/4 cup vegetable oil over medium-high heat until shimmery.
  • Add the pork pieces, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and sauté until nicely golden brown.
  • Add the oregano, cumin and minced garlic and sauté about 3 more min, stirring.
  • Add the orange juice and beer. The liquid should almost cover the pork. Add more juice if needed.
  • Reduce the heat to simmer, cover and let cook until pork is very tender, about 1 hour or so.
  • Drain the meat well, and set aside to cool.
  • When ready to serve, heat the vegetable oil to 350ºF.
  • Add the cooked pork pieces in batches, and deep fry until brown and crisp on the outside.
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