Grandma Ana's Alcapurrias
I thank them everyday, even though my grandma is not here she in my heart!
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1/2 lb lblean ground meat
1/2 lb lbsalted pork or cooking pork
1 ozspanish cooking ham
2 tsprecaito (found in the spanish frozen section)
1/2 tspdried or fresh oregano
1/2 tspgoya oilive oil
1 1/2 pkgsazon with achiotes (comes in packages)
3chopped up stuffed olives
1/2 tspcapers (chopped them up into little pieces)
5very green bananas (sold in spanish stores)
2 lbyautia sold in mostly all super markets
2 ccooking oil
How to Make Grandma Ana's Alcapurrias
- Peel the bananas and yautía and as you peel place them in the salted water. If you are going to use a hand grater use the fine side and grate the vegetables into a plastic bowl. Note: If you have a food processor cut the vegetables into small pieces and process until fine. Add the salt, Sazon and shortening and mix well.
Place this mixture in the refrigerator for the time it takes you to make the meat filling. You could over night this and do the meat stuffing the next day.
- 1/2.ounces of tocino (salt pork)
1 ounce of jamón de cocinar (cooking ham)
2 tablespoons of recaíto
1/2 teaspoons of dried oregano
This for the meat stuffing
1/2 pound lean ground beef
1/2 teaspoon of olive oil
1/2 teaspoon of Sazon with achiote
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/4.teaspoon of black pepper
4 large pimento stuffed olives (chopped)
1/2 teaspoon of alcaparras (capers)
- Set the meat to the side and allow it to cool 5 minutes.
- Heat 2 cups of vegetable oil to 375 degrees.
If you are experience making these you can use your hand to mold the masa (dough).
For all other's you can use aluminum paper, parchment paper or wax paper to mold the masa.
Take a large piece of wax paper or parchment paper and place a little oil on top and smear it around.
- Spread about 1/4 cup of the alcapurria dough onto your hand, wax paper or parchment paper.
Then, place 1 large tablespoon of the meat filling in the middle and flip one side of the dough over using the aluminum paper, parchment paper or wax paper to cover the meat. Using a spoon help glide the dough gently around until it forms an oblong shape.
Form all the mesa and place on sheet. Then 1 by 1 add a couple to the boiling oil with spoon,