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Fried Caraili (Bitter Melon) Recipe

Yield: 8 - 10 Servings


Caraili/Bitter Melon - 1 lb

Coconut Oil - 1/8 cup

Garlic - 1 tbsp (finely minced)

Scotch Bonnet Pepper/Hot Pepper - to taste (finely minced)

Onion - 1/3 cup (finely minced)

Pimento Pepper - 1/3 cup (finely minced)

Chive - 1/8 cup (finely minced)

Chadon Beni/Culantro - 1/8 cup (finely minced)

Salt - 1 tsp or to taste


  1. Wash and pat dry Caraili.

  2. Slice each one open down the middle and remove core.

  3. Slice into thin pieces.

  4. Set aside.

  5. Heat pot over medium heat.

  6. Once heated, add oil and allow to heat up.

  7. Add garlic, pepper, onion, pimento, chive and chadon beni.

  8. Sauté in oil for 2 minutes.

  9. Add Caraili and stir constantly.

  10. Increase heat to high and continue stirring.

  11. Do this until Caraili is tender (about 10 minutes or so).

  12. Add salt to taste and enjoy!

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