Our 10 Best Puerto Rican Recipes For Your Next Latin-American Feast

There's more to these Puerto Rican recipes than mofongo

Puerto Rico: The land of plantains, pork, and sofrito. While the island is United States territory, its food pulls influences from Europe, Africa, and the Caribbean to create a cuisine that is uniquely its own. From fried cheese to french toast, find out how Puerto Ricans put their own spin on these familiar dishes. From twists on holiday favorites like eggnog, to mallorcas, a ham and egg sandwich topped with powdered sugar, our best Puerto Rican recipes bring the flavors and aromas of Puerto Rico right to the comfort of your kitchen.

Puerto Rican Spicy Vinegar (Pique)

Puerto Rican pique is a seasoned vinegar, a simple blend of chilies, garlic, and spices (with pineapple usually added for sweetness) that gets better the longer it sits. Get the recipe for Puerto Rican Spicy Vinegar (Pique)

Escalivada Catalana

Akin to Puerto Rican escabeche, roasted, tender vegetables are marinated in a simple sherry vinegar dressing for an easy side dish to grilled fish, roast pork, or tender rib eye steak. Get the recipe for Escalivada Catalana »

Puerto Rican Ham and Egg Sandwiches (Mallorcas)

Fluffy, eggy, buttery, sweet, coiled like a snail’s shell and generously dusted with powdered sugar, Pan de Mallorca is named for its land of origin, in Spain. Get the recipe for Puerto Rican Ham and Egg Sandwiches (Mallorcas) »

Chicken and Root Vegetable Soup (Sancocho)

This Puerto Rican chicken soup is hearty with starchy vegetables. Get the recipe for Chicken and Root Vegetable Soup (Sancocho) »

Jose Enrique’s Ramp Escabeche

Jose Enrique’s Ramp Escabeche

Coquito French Toast

Rich with coconut flavor and spiked with rum, this recipe falls somewhere between a decadent French toast and bread pudding.

Puerto Rican Rice with Pigeon Peas (Arroz con Gandules)

This satisfying rice dish is great served alongside roast pork or pasteles.