Crab patties San Andres Island, Colombia

Flavor Fridays: Crab patties on San Andres Island

This photo forms part of a photo series called Flavor Fridays. Each week, we feature one dish that the Flavors of Bogota team has given its seal of approval.

Dish name

Crab patty


These patties are (obviously) made with crab, an abundant raw material in the waters surrounding San Andrés Island. We found these at a fair table – fair tables are set up by local residents in the evenings and on the weekends to attract neighbors to buy their delicious homemade food items.

To prepare the patty, cabbage and spices are cooked with shredded crab meat and tucked inside wheat flour dough that is folded over to form the turnover, and then they’re fried. The result is a slightly sweet, somewhat spicy, scrumptious snack.


On fair tables throughout San Andrés Island

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