Treasures of Colombia: Aborrajado (Colombian Street Food)

Looking for a sweet mouthwatering snack?

Look no further, the Colombian Aborrajado will satiate your taste buds.

This exclusive dish will blow your palate away with its combination of ingredients that you wouldn’t even imagine could work together to create such a unique taste.

treasures of colombia with stacey ann smith


Treasures of Colombia: Aborrajado (Colombian Street Food)

By: Stacey -Ann Smith

The Aborrajado was originated in Valle de Cauca(Cauca Valley), which is located in the Western part of the country and is bordered by the Pacific Ocean. I must say that the people of the Valley created a novel dish that leaves your tummy satisfied and happy.

In my opinion the fusion of ingredients are somewhat peculiar, however, it works!

The ingredients include:

  • Ripe Plantains
  • Mozarella or Campesino Cheese (hard white cheese)
  • Guava paste (guava jam)

Now let me walk you through the steps:

First: Peel the plantain and cut it in four (4) pieces and fry until golden brown.

Next: While the plantain is frying, make a batter of eggs, milk, flour, sugar and a pinch of salt.

Then: Take the fried plantains from the oil and make an opening then stuff with Jam and Cheese.

Afterward: Dip fried stuffed plantain in batter and then immerse in oil.

Finally: Remove plantain and then serve.

I went to a restaurant and they did it a little differently; after frying and stuffing the plantain with the guava paste, they added the cheese on the top and then put it in the oven for approximately three (3) to five (5) minutes instead of dipping it in the batter and re-frying.

Whatever the method, the Aborrajado will not disappoint!

Please add this dish to your homemade kitchen recipe…try it for your Sunday evening supper!


Treasures of Colombia by Denise Fyffe and Stacey Ann SmithStacey Ann Smith is from Kingston, Jamaica.  She is an alumnus of Camperdown High School and she graduated from The Shortwood Teachers’ College having earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Modern Languages, Spanish and French. Presently, Stacey is an English teacher at a University in Colombia.  She describes herself as a vivacious and loving person who also passionate about traveling, taking pictures, her son Nicholas and Ashley, her adorable feline.

Copies of the book, Treasures of Colombia, available at online bookstores.


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