Masitas de Puerco Fritas (Fried Pork Chunks)

A bowl of food with meat and lime wedges.

Masitas de Puerco Fritas (Fried Pork Chunks)

Servings 4 Servings


  • 2 pounds pork loin or shoulder, cut into 2-inch chunks
  • 2 tablespoons white distilled vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 large onions, sliced
  • lime wedges, for serving


  • In a large bowl, season the pork with vinegar and salt.
  • In a large Dutch oven or heavy-bottom pot, add the seasoned pork, bay leaves and water and bring to a boil over medium heat. When it comes to a boil, reduce the heat to low and simmer, partly covered, adding water as needed to make sure pork does not burn and occasionally stirring. Cook for 1½ 2 hours or until the pork is tender.
  • Heat the oil in the pan with the pork, add the onions and cook for 15 minutes, add water (1 tablespoon at a time) only if needed.
  • Serve with lime wedges. Enjoy.