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Bolitias de Monfongo
Tapas/Appetizers

These are fairly simple to make. Just prepare tostones as you would regularly, fry until golden, but not crispy (yes, fry twice). Prepare mofongo as you would ordinarily, That is, mash the tostones while they are still warm, add fresh minced/mashed garlic, bacon pieces, maybe a bit of bacon grease if too dry, salt and pepper (add pique at this point, if you like). Once the mofongo is ready, should be warm and moist, shape into small balls about the 1½" in diameter (bite sized). Make sure to squeese the little balls so they are tight and don't fall apart. Set them aside until you are done with all the monfongo. Next fry the bolitas in plenty of oil just to get them a bit crunchy, not toasty, and drain on paper towels. Serve with Salsa Rosa.

These could be partially prepared ahead, once bolitas are shapped, refrigerate until ready to fry and serve, just bring to room temperature first. You can also add a bit of minced chorizo. Yum!

 

Hundreds of rescued dogs and cats are being flown in from Puerto Rico to mainland shelters for adoption. The island has more than 300,000 street dogs, plus cats, and shelters with a 92 percent kill rate, the highest of any state or territory in the U.S., according to the Humane Society. There are several groups tending to the island's sato problem. Sato is Puerto Rico's name for street dogs.

The Sato Project is dedicated to rescuing abandoned and abused dogs from Puerto Rico. The group has been working to make change on Dead Dog Beach for the past 8 years.  Incorporated and an official 501(c)3 since 2011, they have rescued over 1,600 dogs, rehabilitated them to the highest veterinary standard possible, and found them loving homes.  In 2016 they launched an ambitious Spay, Neuter, Vaccine, and Microchip program and are working to bring systemic change to Puerto Rico through education and partnerships on the Island. Donate now.

https://www.thesatoproject.org/

https://www.facebook.com/saveasato/

 

 

 

 

 

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