Mini Anticuchos Beef Skewers with Sweetcorn Fritters Mini Anticuchos Beef Skewers with Sweetcorn Fritters

Mini Anticuchos Beef Skewers with Sweetcorn Fritters

A South American dish with cubes of rump, sirloin or picanha marinated in garlic and a selection of warm spices. These skewers are popped on the barbecue or grilled and served with mouth-watering sweetcorn fritters.

prep time
30 mins

cook time
25 minutes

serves
6 people

Ingredients

  • 675g/1½lb lean rump, sirloin or picanha steaks, cut into 2.5cm/1inch cubes
  • For the Marinade
  • :2 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped
  • 15ml/1tbsp dried oregano
  • 100ml/3½floz red wine vinegar
  • 10ml/2tsp ground cumin
  • 10ml/2tsp ground paprika
  • 10ml/2tsp mild chilli powder
  • Salt and freshly milled black pepper
  • For the Sweetcorn Fritters
  • :450g/1lb sweet potatoes, peeled and grated
  • 1 small chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
  • 15ml/1tbsp freshly chopped coriander leaves
  • 25g/1oz plain flour
  • 150g/5oz fresh, canned or frozen (and defrosted) sweetcorn
  • 2 egg whites, lightly beaten
  • Salt and freshly milled black pepper
  • 90ml/6tbsp oil, for shallow frying

Method

  1. In a shallow non-metallic dish mix the marinade ingredients together.  Add the beef, stir gently, cover and marinate in the fridge for 2 hours, or if time allow overnight.
  2. To prepare the sweetcorn fritters; in a small bowl mix all the ingredients together (except the oil), season well, cover and set aside.
  3. Thread the beef onto 6 metal or wooden skewers (previously soaked in water), remove any excess marinade and cook on a prepared barbecue or under a preheated moderate grill for 12-16 minutes, turning occasionally.
  4. Meanwhile, prepare the fritters, heat the oil in a large shallow non-stick frying pan and cook the fritters, a tablespoon at a time for 2-3 minutes on each side until golden.  Remove and drain on absorbent kitchen paper.
  5. Serve the skewers with the fritters and a salad garnish.