Alcapurrias – Stuffed Yuca Fritters | GOYA

Alcapurrias – Stuffed Yuca 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-fried until crisp. Here, yuca dough envelops savory pork filling to make a traditional snack that’s absolutely delicious!

Serves 12

Prep time: 10 min.

Total time: 1 hr.


For the Filling:

2 tsp. GOYA® Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1 lb. ground pork

12 GOYA® Manzanilla Olives Stuffed with Minced Pimientos, chopped

1 pkt. Sazón GOYA® with Corriander and Annatto

½ tsp. GOYA® Adobo All Purpose Seasoning with Pepper

For the Dough:

1 bag. (2 lbs.) frozen GOYA® Grated Yuca, thawed

2 pkts. Sazón GOYA® with Corriander and Annatto

½ tsp. GOYA® Adobo All Purpose Seasoning with Pepper

GOYA® Vegetable Oil, Corn Oil or Canola Oil


For the Filling:
1. Heat oil in medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add pork. Cook, breaking up pork with wooden spoon, until no longer pink, 5-6 minutes; drain off and discard excess oil. Stir in olives, Sazón and Adobo. Cook, stirring until combined, about 1 minute more. Transfer pork mixture to bowl; transfer to refrigerator until chilled.
For the Dough:
2. In medium bowl, stir together yuca, Sazón and Adobo until combined; set in refrigerator until chilled.
To make the Fritters:
3. Scoop ¼ cup yuca mixture into palm of hand. Form into flat oval disk. Scoop 1 tbsp. cooled pork filling into center of dough. Fold dough over filling to enclose; roll dough in hands to form cylinder about 3” long. Place on clean work surface; repeat with remaining dough and filling (you may have some pork left over), until you have 12 yuca cylinders.
4. Heat 2” oil in heavy, deep pot over medium-high heat until oil registers 350°F. Add 3-4 yuca cylinders, taking care not to crowd pan. Cook, flipping with slotted metal spoon, until outside of fritter is crisp and dough inside is cooked through (internal temperature of 165°F), 7-10 minutes. Transfer fritters to paper towel-lined plate to drain. Serve warm.

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