Deutsch: Dynamit / Español: Dinamita / Português: Dinamite / Français: Dynamite / Italiano: Dinamite

Dynamite in the food context refers to a popular Filipino appetizer or snack known for its spicy kick, visually resembling sticks of dynamite, hence the name. This dish consists of whole green chili peppers, such as long green finger chilies (siling haba), that are stuffed with ground meat or cheese, then wrapped in a spring roll wrapper and deep-fried until golden brown. Often served with a vinegar or sweet chili sauce for dipping, Dynamite is a favorite for its crispy exterior, spicy interior, and the creamy, melty filling that contrasts with the heat of the chilies.

Description

The essence of the Dynamite snack lies in the balance of textures and flavors: the crispiness of the fried wrapper, the spiciness of the chili, and the savory filling. The choice of filling can vary, with some preferring a simple stuffing of cheese (usually a quick-melting type like cheddar or mozzarella) while others opt for a mix of cheese and ground pork or beef for added richness. The preparation involves carefully slitting each chili to remove the seeds (to reduce the heat level), stuffing them with the chosen filling, wrapping them in spring roll wrappers, and deep-frying them to achieve a golden, crunchy finish.

Application Areas

Dynamite is commonly served as:

  • Appetizer: A spicy starter for meals, especially in casual dining settings and family gatherings.
  • Party Snack: Popular at parties and gatherings, served alongside other finger foods.
  • Street Food: Available from street food vendors and markets across the Philippines, often enjoyed as a quick snack.

Well-Known Examples

While the basic concept of Dynamite remains consistent, variations might include:

  • Cheese Dynamite: Stuffed solely with cheese, making it a vegetarian option.
  • Meat Dynamite: Includes a mixture of ground meat and spices along with the cheese for a heartier filling.
  • Seafood Dynamite: A less common variation, incorporating seafood like chopped shrimp in the filling.

Recipes

A basic recipe for Dynamite involves:

  1. Ingredients:

    • Long green chilies (siling haba)
    • Cheese strips or ground meat (seasoned with salt, pepper, and other spices)
    • Spring roll wrappers
    • Oil for deep frying
    • Vinegar or sweet chili sauce for dipping
  2. Preparation:

    • Make a slit along the length of each chili and remove the seeds.
    • Stuff the chilies with either cheese or a mix of cheese and ground meat.
    • Wrap each stuffed chili in a spring roll wrapper, securing the ends to ensure the filling stays inside during frying.
    • Heat oil in a deep pan and fry the wrapped chilies until golden brown and crispy.
    • Serve hot with a side of vinegar or sweet chili sauce for dipping.

Treatment and Risks

When preparing and consuming Dynamite, caution should be exercised due to the spiciness of the chilies. Handling chilies can cause skin irritation or burning sensations, so it's advisable to use gloves. Additionally, the heat level of the chilies can vary, so adjusting the amount of seeds removed can help control the spiciness to suit different palates.

Similar Terms or Synonyms

  • Chili Cheese Rolls
  • Stuffed Chili Peppers

Summary

Dynamite is a fiery and flavorful Filipino snack that combines the heat of green chilies with the creaminess of cheese or the savoriness of meat, all wrapped in a crispy, deep-fried spring roll wrapper. This spicy appetizer is a crowd-pleaser, known for its explosive flavor and is often accompanied by a cooling dip to balance the heat.

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