Definitions

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  • n. A Mexican dish involving strips of braised or roasted pork.

Etymologies

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From Spanish carnitas, plural of carnita

Examples

  • Ultimately, however, making carnitas is a highly personal affair and so make them as they best suit you!

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  • I did not know the connection to the Michoacan region, but it all makes sense as the Mexican restaurant we frequent to get carnitas is call La Flor de Michoacan!

    Carnitas, Houston style | Homesick Texan

  • Having realized this, your version of carnitas is now an indispensible part of my dinner rotation.

    Carnitas, Houston style | Homesick Texan

  • I bought carnitas from the corner store (living in seaside, california means there are awesome taquerias everywhere!) and needless to say, it couldn't even compare.

    Carnitas, Houston style | Homesick Texan

  • If you're in Austin, a really great place for pork carnitas is Torchy's on S.

    Carnitas, Houston style | Homesick Texan

  • Buying a roast chicken or a medio kilo of carnitas is an excellent kitchen shortcut.

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  • I guess this Michoacan style carnitas is the same stuff I see boiling away on street corners all over Ajijic on weekends and the aroma of these pots of pork cooking in lard is absolutely wonderful.

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  • The carnitas is served with a local relish made with vinegar, onions, carrots and a mild sort of pepper which I think is known as "escurtido".

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  • I do like the encurtido (although when I make it at home as I intend to do, I will substitute habaneros for the realtively mild manzanos) and have no doubt that carnitas is wonderful if eaten on occasion.

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  • What I would do then is catch a bus to Santa Clara del Cobre late morning and get a quarter kilo of damn fine carnitas from a good stand right in the heart of things, a stack of tortillas, and some guacomole salsa or some pickeled peppers.

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