Alcapurrias (Beef stuffed fritters). Alcapurrias are famous Puerto Rican stuffed fritters most commonly served in road-side stands and in cafeterias that specialize in fried snacks, called cuchifritos. The dough of the alcapurria is made from a starchy vegetable, either mashed green plantains or grated yuca, and then stuffed with a savory mixture of ground meat or pork. The dough is formed into a cylinder shape, and then deep.
For the meat: Place a skillet over medium heat and add the canola oil, onions and sofrito. Say the word "alcapurrias," and most Puerto Ricans think "beach food." These scrumptious fritters are usually made with a batter of taro (yautía) and green bananas (guineos verdes), and are stuffed with either a meat (pino) filling or with crab, shrimp or lobster. Sold by vendors on the beach, they make a great snack for hungry stomachs after a long day in the sun. You can have Alcapurrias (Beef stuffed fritters) using 20 ingredients and 3 steps. Here is how you cook it.
Ingredients of Alcapurrias (Beef stuffed fritters)
- It’s of for batter (The masa).
- You need 5 lb of banana (green).
- You need 2 tsp of salt.
- It’s 1 lb of taro root (yautia).
- You need 1 tsp of vinager.
- It’s 1 envelope of sazon with achiote (annatto).
- You need 1 of lots of vegetable oil for deep frying. a few sheets of wax paper for molding.
- You need of the filling.
- You need 2 lb of chopped meat (i prefer pork).
- You need 1 tbsp of sofrito.
- You need 8 oz of can tomato sauce.
- It’s 2 lb of chopped meat ( i prefer pork) chopped up in small pieces.
- It’s 1/2 tsp of salt & pepper.
- It’s 1 envelope of sazon.
- It’s 8 of green olives.
- Prepare 1 clove of garlic.
- You need 6 oz of cooked chopped ham.
- Prepare 1 tsp of dried oregano.
- It’s 1 tsp of capers.
- Prepare 1/4 of vinegar.
To cook the finished alcapurrias, pre-heat the oil for frying. Carefully place the molded alcapurrias into the oil and fry for seven minutes on each side, or until golden brown. When ready, set over a paper towel to remove any excess oil. Quipes – Beef and Bulgur Meatballs.
Alcapurrias (Beef stuffed fritters) instructions
- The Masa: Thoroughly wash the yautías then peel. Peel the green bananas and wash with salted water. Grate the bananas and yautías then add the salt, vinegar, oil and sazón. Mix well and set aside..
- The Filling: In a deep pot, fry your ground meat until all red is gone. Drain most of the grease and add the garlic, ham, oregano, vinegar salt, olives, capers, sazón, sofrito and tomato sauce. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to low and cover the pot. Cook covered for 15 minutes. Uncover and cook another 15 minutes, stirring ocassionally. On the palm of your hand (or if you are lucky enough to have plantain leaves), spread about 1 1/2 tablespoons of the mixture and make a shallow well. (You may also use wax paper) Spread 1 1/2 teaspoons of the filling mixture and cover the filling (meat) with the banana mixture all around. (At this time of the recipe, you can fry the alcapurria or store in the freezer for later use.) In a deep fryer or deep frying pan, heat lots of vegetable oil to cover the alcapurrias. Fry until slightly crispy. Drain the alcapurrias on a paper towel and let them cool off. RICAN WARNING: DO NOT TRY AND EAT THE ALCAPURRIA IMMEDIATELY. IT WILL BURN YOUR (B.
- Tips Try some corned beef in your filling. They are yummy when stuffed with shrimp, lobster chicken or turkey..
Cheese Empanadas – Empanadas de Viento. Sweet Yuca Fritters – Buñuelos de Yuca. Chicken Flautas ; This traditional Puerto Rican fritter dish is hearty and full of flavor. The dough is very wet and pliable–similar to the masa mixture for a tamale–and may take a minute to get used to working with. Because it is so soft, the fritters may stick to the bottom when you drop them in the pot.