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An alcapurria is made from a doughy mixture of mashed up tubers and corms that grow on the island which surround around a center of heavily seasoned meat. Cooks spoon the meat into the center, roll the alcapurria into a distinctive peg shape and deep fry it for several minutes. The dough that surrounds the meat is called the 'masa' and is made primarily of yautia and may contain grated calabazas (tropical pumpkins), potato, plantains, and other starchy tropical tubers. Cooks usually add achiote and oil to the masa to give its own flavor. The meat is often spicy ground beef, such as picadillo, but can also be crab or chicken. The (masa) is refrigerated for several hours to achieve a solid consistency. The masa is then filled with picadillo, ground beef, etc... and deep fried in oil. Yuca "alcapurrias" are also stuffed with crab meat. "Alcapurrias" are also one of the many dishes served on the kiosk stands or cuchifritos.
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Hanging out in Puerto Rico -MellowGlen- [01:58]
Ask anyone about what they consider a "Must See" while visiting Puerto Rico and they will most likely say Old San Juan. That is because this old historic city offers so much. There is literally something for everyone: beautiful views (great for photographers), architecture, restaurants, art, museums, shopping, history, sculptures, people-watching, music, dance, bars and nightclubs. But, to get the most out of a visit to Old San Juan, it is best to follow a self guided walking tour (like ours!) so that you don't miss out on something you really would have liked to have seen.
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