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If you eat nothing else local in your Cahuita visit, make sure to try a patty. These spicy meat turnovers are simply delicious and very filling. They're a cheap and easy way to have instant picnic food for your trip into the National Park too.
Are you vegetarian? Then try a patty filled with sweetened plantain or pineapple instead.
The patty stand is open at the weekend on the lefthand turn before the National Park Hotel on the way to the park entrance. Listen out for the distinctive bell on Tuesdays and Thursdays to buy your patty from Einer on his bicycle patty delivery service through the town center.
Why not make your own patty at home too with this great recipe from food.com?
Costa Rican Pati (Beef Turnover)By Chef Jean on May 11, 2011
IngredientsFor the doughFor the filling
Page 2 of 2Costa Rican Pati (Beef Turnover) (cont.)Directions
Servings Per Recipe: 6
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