GRAPEFRUIT PEEL STEAK Bistec de Toronja | HARD TIMES - recipes from times of food scarcity


  1. amanda brock

    amanda brockHour ago

    Im vegetarian so i would leave the egg alone but that looks amazing. I'm not sure texture wise but worth trying. I'm surprised I've never seen this before.

  2. Universalis

    UniversalisHour ago

    Whoa! I learn so much from you! 😱🤔😋

  3. LizMarie Diaz

    LizMarie Diaz12 hours ago

    MY PEOPLE! I’m Cuban! People don’t talk about these meals much anymore. It’s nice to bring some light to our culture

  4. LesleyS ASMR

    LesleyS ASMR17 hours ago

    Emmy, I definitely recommend you check out Great Depression Cooking on MReporter. Sadly, the woman has since died, but I think you’d enjoy her little recipes from her youth during the Great Depression.

  5. Monica

    MonicaDay ago

    as a child of cuban immigrants i’m always taught to appreciate the amazing food choices here. also, we eat grapefruits all the time at home 😂 mom likes to make candied grapefruit and we eat it with cheese :P yum edit: i asked my grandma about this and she said she used to soak the grapefruit in mojo. it’s basically marinade.

  6. LaNae Lewis

    LaNae LewisDay ago

    I really appreciate your happy, uplifted attitude. :-)

  7. Gamified Life

    Gamified LifeDay ago

    *"I love learning about culture and history through the lens of food."* Same here.

  8. Paranormally Correct

    Paranormally CorrectDay ago

    I swear you have the best channel on MReporter. Great video, as always!

  9. slylover123

    slylover1232 days ago

    Dang I thought it was fried meat seasoned with grapefruit

  10. Renán Guevara

    Renán Guevara2 days ago

    Try to make the famous pizzas found anywhere in Havana! There are tons of myths around them, like the "cheese" on them is actually cardboard. I think they were also invented during the Periodo Especial (the same crisis in the 90's when Bistec de toronja saw the light). Nowadays is still a very popular and cheap fast food option in Cuba. If someone have an accurate recipe on this or more info about this pizzas, let us know. I'd love to make them by myself too!

  11. Renán Guevara

    Renán Guevara2 days ago THIS! ☝🏻☝🏻

  12. THUNDY-79

    THUNDY-792 days ago

    so dope for having a cast iron skillet, id marinade in vinegar and liquid schmoke fam, your show is fly tho (SUB ALERT)

  13. Stephanie P. Stewart

    Stephanie P. Stewart2 days ago

    I wonder if the pith has any food value... im going to look up the nutritional value...

  14. Lisa Blogs Life

    Lisa Blogs Life2 days ago

    this is so interesting. My parents used to do the same with pomelo peels. The pith on those are a lot thicker. They would soak it in water.

  15. Suga Cane

    Suga Cane2 days ago

    Love this series❤️ amazing how people when in hard situations make due

  16. Adri K

    Adri K2 days ago


  17. Judith Greenwood

    Judith Greenwood2 days ago

    Congratulations your choice of hard times cookery! My area is WWII hunger and I have lots of resources for just that kind of information in rationed UK and Italy of the era. if you want to check anything out. Meantime, my friend from Appalachia talks of Flour Gravy which contains only browned flour, salt, bacon grease and milk or water and is served over biscuits.

  18. Dwight Turner

    Dwight Turner3 days ago

    I love grapefruit, but I can't eat it. I take Pravastatin for high cholesterol and grapefruit, even the juice, can make me deathly ill. Life sucks.

  19. Following Phan

    Following Phan3 days ago

    They could of made eggplant parmesan

  20. Following Phan

    Following Phan3 days ago

    Vegan recipe

  21. Following Phan

    Following Phan3 days ago

    Chinese dehydrated lemon orange and grapefruit with sugar candy is so good

  22. luvdocumentary

    luvdocumentary3 days ago

    Great series idea.

  23. Xyere

    Xyere3 days ago

    BBQ sauce doesn't compliment this I LOVE you 😁😂😂🤣🤣😃😃😄😅 you are so well spoken I could listen to you sell me a bridge.💓💓💓

  24. kordovaia

    kordovaia3 days ago

    Maybe steaming it a little bit, and then breading and frying?

  25. Tanisha Williams

    Tanisha Williams3 days ago

    LOL I love how she specifies that was a drill in the background at 8:51

  26. ThatsAHeavyStatement

    ThatsAHeavyStatement3 days ago


  27. Pee Machine

    Pee Machine3 days ago

    3:35 im gonna pretend i didnt hear what you said Emmy 😂😂😂

  28. I W

    I W3 days ago

    A very creative idea emmy !

  29. samdon815

    samdon8154 days ago

    I eat neither steak nor grapefruit.

  30. Louise Belcher

    Louise Belcher4 days ago

    A *pear*ing knife.. on a grapefruit. 😂 🍐🍊

  31. Lance Manyon

    Lance Manyon4 days ago

    Why doesn't she flick that bug off her nose ?

  32. Ereka Ahmad

    Ereka Ahmad4 days ago

    You should check out Great Depression Cooking. It’s a channel with videos by Clara an amazing joy of a woman. She unfortunately passed pretty recently but I’m still getting through her videos so she’s alive to me!! I love her and I think you will too! ❤️❤️

  33. Samantha Meier

    Samantha Meier4 days ago

    Plz make more sting Army packages

  34. Kris

    Kris4 days ago

    When you fry egg plant if there is a lot of seeds you have to soak it, or its bitter. So maybe a nice plain or flavored soak will help. Marinate it, but if it's a plain water soak remember to change the water a few times over a few hours of soak time.

  35. carpe diem

    carpe diem4 days ago

    I don't even know what you made 😍😍

  36. C. F. Patterson

    C. F. Patterson4 days ago

    just as cute as a button!!

  37. Grace Conyers

    Grace Conyers4 days ago

    I love this idea! We live near poverty, so this will give my family a little more ideas.

  38. Amy Breth

    Amy Breth4 days ago

    First lightly boil in salty water. Then add a tiny bit of vinegar to the egg mixture ! Or as well you can soak an hour in buttermilk also.

  39. Pomp-Adourable

    Pomp-Adourable4 days ago

    You gotta check out Townsends for some 18th century recipes!

  40. Los De La cuadra 562

    Los De La cuadra 5624 days ago


  41. Danny G Fizzle Sizzle

    Danny G Fizzle Sizzle4 days ago

    Longhorn: you can't fake steak Me:

  42. EHz Colorado

    EHz Colorado4 days ago

    They did look like chicken cutlets while you were breaking them. Hehehe :)

  43. EHz Colorado

    EHz Colorado4 days ago

    By the way I have a degree in History and from my studies I remember that there were actually verifiable cases in the United States of people cooking and eating the sole of the shoe during the great depression.

  44. EHz Colorado

    EHz Colorado4 days ago

    This is one step above eating the sole of your shoe, huh? I was born in Cuba shortly after the Marxist / Castro Revolution and all of immediate family was out by the end of the sixties, with my maternal grandparents and a couple of uncles and their wives and children getting out by 1980. I have lived in the U.S. Fifty years and am presently living through the toughest economic times of my life after having been upper middle class and middle class most of my life until about half a decade ago when I became physically disabled and went bankrupt at the same time. But even being poor here in the States does not come close to what the people in these undeveloped, third world, Caribbean nations that have espoused socialism or are controlled by corrupt strong arm dictators experience. Cuba and Haiti are great examples, but Venezuela is an even better example right now.

  45. LevDevi

    LevDevi4 days ago

    I will probably try this since I am pretty broke right now lol

  46. angeleyedgirl36

    angeleyedgirl364 days ago

    I believe a balsamic vinegar could work also

  47. Susan Schaefer

    Susan Schaefer4 days ago

    Try soaking it in salt water for a couple of hours, then draining it on towels, or straight up marinating it in salt before rinsing. It works for eggplant. It might for grapefruit as well. ETA: Whoops! Commented too soon. :) That said, it might be worth looking at Israeli eggplant recipes for suggestions. Hell, even roasting the skins over a flame briefly might help.

  48. angeleyedgirl36

    angeleyedgirl364 days ago

    On the recipe you took it from it says in comments to soak in lemon juice for a little bit first.

  49. jaymeez

    jaymeez5 days ago

    “Don’t you love getting squirted on your face” lmfao!!

  50. brazilianeyes13

    brazilianeyes135 days ago

    Seems like if able to counteract the bitterness it would make a good vegetarian option :) If it’s able to substitute the egg then it could even be vegan too!

  51. AwkwardAsianGirl

    AwkwardAsianGirl5 days ago

    This would be great for April Fool's Day

  52. Adam Welch

    Adam Welch5 days ago

    Isn't it silly to serve it with a lemon slice?

  53. Adam Welch

    Adam Welch5 days ago

    In the great depression my grandma made hobo burgers and became a part of family dinners

  54. Thomas Whiteowl

    Thomas Whiteowl5 days ago

    does it have any nutritional value or is it just 'filler'.

  55. Bene Butterbean

    Bene Butterbean5 days ago


  56. avril raven

    avril raven5 days ago

    i never knew you could use that for anything but cleaning or the occaisional zest in baking.

  57. avril raven

    avril raven5 days ago

    i never knew you could use that for anything but cleaning or the occaisional zest in baking.

  58. avril raven

    avril raven5 days ago

    i never knew you could use that for anything but cleaning or the occaisional zest in baking.

  59. Jessica Kwon

    Jessica Kwon5 days ago

    Ugh your ideas for these videos amaze me.. You are so creative and your mind is adventurous!

  60. Ruckus 801

    Ruckus 8015 days ago

    10:17 "You often don't have a choice... Do you?" Queue split-second of apocalyptic flashback. 10:19 Emmy's back! "Allright, so there you have it!" :D

  61. BeyondThePaleASMR

    BeyondThePaleASMR5 days ago

    You should make soda cracker pie or "mock apple pie". It was a cheap substitute for apple pie in difficult times.

  62. rabit818

    rabit8185 days ago

    You have calming voice.

  63. Nyan Nyan

    Nyan Nyan5 days ago

    I LOVE this video series idea wow !!!

  64. alexhortdog95

    alexhortdog955 days ago

    "Don't you just love being squirted in the face." The wife and I lost it...

  65. Loreena B

    Loreena B5 days ago

    I definitely want to make a vegan gluten free version of this! I would definitely marinate it first to give it a better flavour :)

  66. Paola Ronquillo

    Paola Ronquillo5 days ago


  67. Tina Marie Farmer

    Tina Marie Farmer5 days ago

    id order but i only wear tanktops

  68. Samuel Johnson

    Samuel Johnson5 days ago


  69. miamiwax

    miamiwax5 days ago

    Wish sammich

  70. Deborah Davis

    Deborah Davis5 days ago

    Wow! I love this idea of showing recipes from food scarcity. amazing what ideas people can come up with. thank you for sharing :)

  71. gothmedli

    gothmedli5 days ago

    i love watching you, your personality is so warming it brightens my day :-)