Food from Panama is similar to other Latin American cuisine, but not as spicy. Beans and rice, corn and potatoes, fish and chicken, and lots of fruit are common in Panama recipes.
The Bouqet Valley in Panama is known for its delicious strawberries. Make this fruit kebab recipe.
Bouquet valley Strawberry Treat
wooden skewer sticks
melons (honey dew and cantelope)
Rinse strawberries and remove stems. Remove skin from melons. Cut melons into small cubes.
Put fruit on the skewers like a kebab to make a colorful treat.
Corn and potatoes are commonly used in Panama dishes. Try this Spanish empanada recipe using these two ingredients.
Corn and Potato Empinadas
1 ready made pie crust
1 can corn, drained
1 large potato, peeled, cubed
1/2 cup shredded cheese (sharp cheddar or Monterrey Jack)
Roll the pie crust flat out. Use the mouth of a cup or glass to cut out round shapes.
Drain corn and put in a bowl. Boil potatoes until almost soft. Drain potatoes and add to bowl.
Add salt and pepper to taste. Place one spoonful of corn and potatoes in middle of each round shape. Sprinkle cheese on top.
Fold the crust over, covering the corn, potatoes, and cheese, into a half circle shape. Seal the edges with a fork. Bake for 8-10 minutes in a 375F degree oven until golden brown.
Make this simple Spanish omelette to serve hot or cold as one omelette or cut into individual pieces and serve as appetizers.
2 medium potatoes, peeled
2 tablespoons oil
salt and pepper to taste
Slice potatoes into thin round shapes. Then heat oil in a large fry pan on medium heat and fry potatoes until golden brown. Remove potatoes from pan.
Crack eggs in a bowl. Mix eggs until fluffy. Spread a thin layer of oil around fry pan and pour eggs into hot pan. Place cooked potato rounds all around the egg. Add a dash of salt and pepper over egg. Turn over and cook on the other side.
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