South America Living

Buñuelitos de Algas in South America

Buñuelitos De Algas On The Beach in La Paloma

If you have never heard of “Buñuelitos de Algas” you are most likely in the majority! This summer specialty served on the beaches of Uruguay and elsewhere in South America is not a commonly found, or commonly prepared, food. Yet if you like to pass fried, greasy carbohydrate-laden things past your lips in general, it is highly unlikely you would not enjoy a plate of Buñuelitos de Algas.

And if visiting towns on the Atlantic coast such as Punta del Este, La Paloma, Agua Dulce or other you will be hard-pressed to not find it on the menu somewhere. An added bonus? It’s cheap. The plate of Buñuelitos de Algas pictured above cost 50 pesos ($2.50 USD).

Basically battered and fried clumps of fresh seaweed, these are great to dip in a sauce or serve on a plate with fresh veggies for a ‘surprise all your friends with how worldly you are’ (or how good at grabbing information and recipes off the Internet…) hor’deurve. Here is a recipe with ham: Buñuelitos de Jamón (Ham Fritters in English).

Need a drink to serve with them? How about caipirinhas? How to make this drink complete with YouTube video illustrating every step of the process can be found here:   Food & Drink in Uruguay – Caipirinha

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Photograph by Molly McHugh, all rights reserved.

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