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.
Grate the bananas and yautías then add the salt, vinegar, oil and sazón. In a medium-sized skillet, add the sofrito, salt, bell pepper and sauté for a few minutes. Then add the ground beef and stir to evenly break-up the meat. You can have Alcapurrias (Beef stuffed fritters) using 20 ingredients and 3 steps. Here is how you cook that.
Ingredients of Alcapurrias (Beef stuffed fritters)
- It’s of for batter (The masa).
- It’s 5 lb of banana (green).
- Prepare 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).
- It’s 1 of lots of vegetable oil for deep frying. a few sheets of wax paper for molding.
- It’s of the filling.
- Prepare 2 lb of chopped meat (i prefer pork).
- It’s 1 tbsp of sofrito.
- It’s 8 oz of can tomato sauce.
- Prepare 2 lb of chopped meat ( i prefer pork) chopped up in small pieces.
- You need 1/2 tsp of salt & pepper.
- You need 1 envelope of sazon.
- It’s 8 of green olives.
- You need 1 clove of garlic.
- You need 6 oz of cooked chopped ham.
- You need 1 tsp of dried oregano.
- Prepare 1 tsp of capers.
- You need 1/4 of vinegar.
Let cook until the beef is no longer pink and remove from heat. Sold by vendors on the beach, they make a great snack for hungry stomachs after a long day in the sun. 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.
Alcapurrias (Beef stuffed fritters) step by step
- 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..
For the meat: Place a skillet over medium heat and add the canola oil, onions and sofrito. These alcapurrias, or yautia fritters, stuffed with picadillo, or spicy ground beef, are a Puerto Rican classic. Traditionally, alcapurrias are shaped on a wilted wild grape leaf (uva playera), and slid from the leaf into the hot oil one by one. I provide a nontraditional method that eases the process for home cooks, although; if you would like to prepare them ahead of time, arrange them in. Alcapurria is basically a fritter made of green bananas and yautia (taro root) and stuffed with meat.