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A tray of alcapurrias
Alcapurria filling

An alcapurria is a dish from Puerto Rico made from a mixture of mainly yautía and may contain grated calabazas (tropical pumpkins), potato, plantains, green banana and other starchy tropical tubers filled with picadillo, chicken, turkey, cheese, etc... and deep fried in oil. Yuca "alcapurrias" are usually stuffed with crab, shrimp or lobster meat. "Alcapurrias" are also one of the many dishes served on the kiosk stands or cuchifritos.

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