Fried Milk

These are absolutely delicious! 1/2 cup granulated sugar1/2 cup cornstarch1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg3 cups milk1 tablespoon butter or margarine1/4 teaspoon grated lemon peel2 eggs, well beaten3/4 cup dry fine bread crumbsVegetable oil Mix sugar, cornstarch and nutmeg in saucepan; gradually

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“Cuban Sandwich”

1 loaf Cuban BreadMayonnaiseYellow mustard1/2 pound deli ham, thinly sliced1/2 pound roast pork, thinly sliced8 thin slices dill pickle1/2 pound Swiss cheese, thinly sliced Cut bread into 6 x 3-inch pieces with a serrated knife. Slice bread horizontally to open.

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“Puerto Rican Cheese Fritters”

1/2 pound Gouda, Swiss, or Cheddar cheese, grated1 egg2 tablespoons cornstarchCayenne pepper, to taste (optional)Bread crumbs (for coating)Vegetable oil for (deep-frying) Combine the cheese, egg, cornstarch and cayenne in the bowl of an electric mixer and beat on high speed

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“Mango Preserves”

6 mangoes, peeled4 cups water4 cups granulated sugar1 teaspoon vanilla extract Combine the mangoes and water in a pot and bring to a boil over high heat. Remove the mangoes and measure 4 cups of the liquid, discarding the rest.

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“Black Bean And Bacon Dip”

10 ounces dried black beans3 tablespoons olive oil1/2 cup finely minced yellow onion3 large cloves garlic, peeled and minced3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice1/2 teaspoon Tabasco sauce, or to taste1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste3 tablespoons finely minced fresh cilantro1/3

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“Piri Piri”

2 red chile peppers1 cup olive oilZest of 1 lemon1 bay leaf Combine chile peppers with olive oil, zest and bay leaf in a jar with a tight-fitting lid. Leave it in a warm spot for two or three weeks.

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“Guava Cake”

10 tablespoons butter1 cup granulated sugar2 cups flour1 tablespoon baking powder1 teaspoon ground cinnamon1 teaspoon ground nutmeg1/4 teaspoon salt2 eggs1 pound guava paste*, cut into 16 slices * Available in finer supermarkets and Hispanic specialty shops. Preheat oven to 350

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