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Vegan Bacalaitos

Puerto Rican Vegan Bacalaitos

These Bacalaitos are vegan, crispy and fluffy. Great comfort food and appetizer.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 1 hr
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Appetizer, Vegan
Cuisine Puerto Rican, Vegan, Vegano
Servings 10


  • 1 cup hearts of palms or jackfruit
  • 1/2 tsp adobo seasoning I use Badia brand
  • 1/2 sheet nori sheet
  • 1 tbsp fresh sqeezed lemon juice
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt or more to taste
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1 tsp sofrito optional
  • oil for frying I used sunflower


  • Drain hearts of palms and put them inside a medium bowl. Using your hands shredded the hearts of palms. Add adobo, lemon juice and shredded nori sheet. Set aside and let it rest for an hour.
  • Preheat stove or deep frier to medium-high heat.
  • Mix flour with all the seasonings. Stir to incorporate the ingredients.
  • Add water stiring constantly to break any lumps. Add sofrito and mix until well combined.
  • Fold mixture in hearts of palms or jackfruit.
  • Carefully ladle batter into oil, be sure not to crowd the fritters or they may stick together.  Fry
  • Fry until they are a nice golden color, turning once.  To remove any batter bits that are floating in the oil, carefully use a slotted spoon.
  • Drain on plate lined with paper towels.
  • enjoy!


Feel free to add or adjust the seasonings. Be careful when frying these delicious fritters. 
Keyword Bacalaitos, Latinx Vegan, Puerto Rican Street Food, Puerto Rican Vegan Food, Puerto Rico, Vegan Bacalaitos
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