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These croquetas in Cuba are explosive. Maker warns about ‘violence’ if not cooked right

 
UPDATED APRIL 02, 2021 07:40 PM
 

Dozens of people in Cuba have complained in recent weeks that croquetas made by a state company are exploding when cooked and causing burns. Cubans have shared images of burned faces — and videos of the croquetas jumping out of hot oil — on social media.

After a multitude of complaints, the state company, Prodal, admitted its croquetas are prone to “violence” and warned customers to prepare them carefully.

“It is a common mistake when frying them. The oil should be about 180 degrees [356 degrees Fahrenheit] the croqueta should be at room temperature and you should not fry many at the same time. In the case of the Croqueta Criolla, they have a denser mass, and they open up with more ‘violence’,” Prodal posted on Twitter.

 

 

 

 

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2 minutes ago, El Presidente said:

the state company, Prodal, admitted its croquetas are prone to “violence”

Only a communist regime could produce food that kills you without even eating it.

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Reminds me of the Seinfeld episode where Kramer hires a bunch of Cubans that turn out to be Dominicans, who end up rolling crepes too tight. 

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Would be fine in my kitchen. My wife uses the smoke detector as an oven timer! 😀

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'In the case of the Croqueta Criolla, they have a denser mass, and they open up with more ‘violence’

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3 hours ago, Ryan said:

 

I'm not a big fan of croquetas at the best of times. Even in Spain, I'll order them on the first day at the beach and the first one or two are great, they're hot and crispy/crunchy and the whole "great to be back" thing. Then they cool down and the final eight are a chore.

 

Well......ahemm.....normal people only eat 3-4 

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I actually wonder what is causing the ahem "violence" in this croquetas... Usually explosions linked to heat result from water turning into steam and expanding rapidly, like rocks into a fire pit. Seeing that there seems to be a delay with the explosion, I wonder if the water is trapped inside the meat. Like the stuff they do to artificially increase the size and weight of the meat. Yuck. 

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3 hours ago, Enduin said:

I actually wonder what is causing the ahem "violence" in this croquetas... Usually explosions linked to heat result from water turning into steam and expanding rapidly, like rocks into a fire pit. Seeing that there seems to be a delay with the explosion, I wonder if the water is trapped inside the meat. Like the stuff they do to artificially increase the size and weight of the meat. Yuck. 

Meat - what meat .... ?

I don't think we'd like to find out what their contents are.

There's a lot of talk of Cubans being offered "Tripas" as meat - don't think translation is necessary...

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4 hours ago, Nino said:

Meat - what meat .... ?

I don't think we'd like to find out what their contents are.

There's a lot of talk of Cubans being offered "Tripas" as meat - don't think translation is necessary...

Sorry you are right, I meant to write "meat lol".

 

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On 4/6/2021 at 5:18 PM, NSXCIGAR said:

Only a communist regime could produce food that kills you without even eating it.

Socialists are in the running.  If you want to end it all, get within a 100 feet of lutefisk.  Holy moly.  I'd recommend just running a hose from your exhaust to a side window before going this route.  More peaceful, less convulsing.     

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On 4/9/2021 at 12:59 PM, Ryan said:

It's like a horror film. Alien. Exploding is probably the best thing for them.

I'm not a big fan of croquetas at the best of times. Even in Spain, I'll order them on the first day at the beach and the first one or two are great, they're hot and crispy/crunchy and the whole "great to be back" thing. Then they cool down and the final eight are a chore.

Croquetas in Cuba, at least from state-run entities, are a different ball game. I was on La Rampa very early one morning and a breakfast place opened up. "Grand", I thought, not expecting much from a state-run kiosk. Just about anything warm and solid would do, I like food but I'm not fussy and generally very happy to make do. The only thing on the menu for breakfast were croquetas, I think it was 6 for 50c.

I have never taken chewing gum out of someone else's mouth put it in my own, but after that I have a fair idea what the experience would be like.  

I don’t think I would ever be tired of a proper order of croquetas de Jamón; fresh, not processed-frozen which suck...if you have thermomix or a similar kitchen robot I can share a proper recipe....

also Croquetas up North are for some reason, generally better than down south in Spain...

And then making croquetas with left overs like Cocido, a bird roast...also cheese croquetas and mushrooms...explosive croquetas seems like a logical product extension. 🤣🤣

 

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10 minutes ago, PuroDiario said:

I don’t think I would ever be tired of a proper order of croquetas de Jamón; fresh,

Amen!

Di and I enjoyed some wild mushroom croquetas in Sydney on a lazy Saturday afternoon. stunning! world class. 

I metioned to my mum that they were even better than her croquetas. 

..........I will never make that mistake again :rolleyes:

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49 minutes ago, PuroDiario said:

I don’t think I would ever be tired of a proper order of croquetas de Jamón; fresh, not processed-frozen which suck...if you have thermomix or a similar kitchen robot I can share a proper recipe....

also Croquetas up North are for some reason, generally better than down south in Spain...

And then making croquetas with left overs like Cocido, a bird roast...also cheese croquetas and mushrooms...explosive croquetas seems like a logical product extension. 🤣🤣

 

I've had great food in the north of Spain. The best food I've ever had in my life in San Sebastian and Logroño.

But I haven't had croquetas there. In Southern Spain, mostly La Barrosa, in restaurants near the beach, I think most of the croquetas I've had have been frozen.

 

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