Sweet Potato Rellenos De Papa (Stuffed Sweet Potato Fritters)

Sweet Potato Rellenos De Papa (Stuffed Sweet Potato Fritters)

Rellenos de papa are a traditional Puerto Rican fritter, and they happen to be my all time favorite crunchy snack whenever I visit the island.  Typically, they’re made with white potatoes, and are filled with a deliciously spiced ground beef mixture.   To add some beautiful color and sweetness to this traditional dish, I use a combination of sweet and regular potatoes.  The results are phenomenal!  We love the combination of sweet and salty flavors in Caribbean cuisine, so this combo was a no-brainer for me.  Even the husband loved them, and he hates sweet potatoes.  You can assemble a ton of these crispy, crunchy sweet potato fritters, and freeze them for future snacking.  These are highly addictive, so don’t say I didn’t warn you!

Ingredients

  • 1lb Russet (baking) potatoes (peeled & chopped)
  • 1lb sweet potatoes (peeled & chopped)
  • ½ cup precooked cornmeal (masarepa) (plus more for dusting)
  • 1lb 93% lean ground beef
  • ¼ cup sofrito
  • 1 teaspoon Adobo seasoning
  • ½ packet Sazon seasoning
  • ¼ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • salt
  • canola oil (for frying)
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