Alcapurrias, Puerto Rico from 20 Finger Foods From Around the World (Slideshow)

20 Finger Foods From Around the World (Slideshow)


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Alcapurrias, Puerto Rico

Often thought of as a beach food, alcapurrias are Puerto Rican fritters made with a deep-fried batter of green bananas, plantains, taro, potato, other starchy tubers, or some combination of these ingredients. The inside generally contains spicy ground beef, but almost any meat or seafood will serve (cassava alcapurrias often use crab meat). Consumed as an appetizer or snack, alcapurrias are often found at kiosks on the street.

Click here to learn how to make your own alcapurrias at home.