Alcapurrias are a popular Puerto Rican street food sold in kiosks along beaches all year-round on the island. Alcapurrias are made with a puree of green bananas and yautía and stuffed with flavorful picadillo or seasoned ground beef. These Puerto Rican fritters are deep fried until perfectly crispy and they are DELICIOUS!
Ingredients for making alcapurrias:
- Green bananas (guineos verdes)
- White tannier (yautía blanca)
- Chicken bouillon paste (Better than Bouillon)
- Annatto oil (Aceite de achiote)
- Onion powder
- Garlic powder
What is the best oil for frying alcapurrias?
Canola oil is my favorite oil for frying. You can also use corn oil, vegetable oil, avocado oil, or peanut oil. They all have a high smoke point making them great choices.
What to serve with alcapurrias?
I like to serve alcapurrias as an appetizer or side dish. Some meals I like to serve with alcapurrias include arroz con gandules or arroz moro, white or yellow rice, beans, pavochón, and ensalada de papa. Also don’t forget sliced avocado and a cold Malta, Coco Rico or Medalla beer!
For the full detailed recipe click here: Alcapurrias Recipe.