Treasures of Colombia: Flouta (Colombian Street Food)

The Colombian Flouta is pure fried goodness that will satisfy your cravings at nights. This wonderful fried stuffed goodness can be found on some street corners and ‘fry fry’ shops at nights.

One such shop / street-side restaurant is located right at the corner of my street which as you can imagine – makes me very happy. The flouta is a rectangular, fried dough pocket that has many different fillings.

treasures of colombia with stacey ann smith

Treasures of Colombia: Flouta (Colombian Street Food)


It is crispy on the outside and soft on the inside and you can get a combination of chicken breast with mushrooms, scrambled eggs with jalapeños and sweet corn, shredded beef or shredded chicken with sweet corn.

This pocket of goodness is very hearty and filling; so I usually just eat two for dinner, whenever I am too tired to cook or when I have a craving for fried food.

Colombian Flouta – Jamaican Fry-Fry

It is very easy to make and you can try it at home when you are tired of the everyday, routine, mundane food. Just make a nice smooth dough and fill it with your own choice of meats, fish or eggs then deep fry them in a big, deep dutch pot.

Need a new weekend snack? Try making the Flouta.


About the writer:

Stacey Ann Smith is from Kingston, Jamaica.  She is an alumna of Camperdown High School and she graduated from The Shortwood Teachers’ College having earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Modern Languages, Spanish and French. Presently, Stacey is an English teacher at a University in Colombia.  She describes herself as a vivacious and loving person who also has a passion for traveling, taking pictures, her son Nicholas and Ashley, her adorable feline.


Copyright © 2020, Denise N. Fyffe, The Island Journal


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