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Old 03-31-2008, 09:04 PM
 
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Hi, there Puerto Ricans: My husband is a gringo that loves PASTELES DE MASA, and I want to make him these dumplings. I made them about 8 years' ago, with a hand grater, and it took me forever, plus I grated my fingers, along with it. Yautias, platanos, y guineos are large/heavy vegetables that need a very good grinder. I have a very good food processor, but it does not do the job right, because the grinder is for cheese, carrots, and small items. I looked all over the internet, even under restaurant supplies, and was not able to find it in the CONUS. And I even looked at the web site for El Colmadito, from Puerto Rico, with no luck. My friends tell me that on the island, they have special equipment for them. Can the good people of Puerto Rico guide me to the right sources. Muchas Gracias y ADELANTE!
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Old 04-01-2008, 03:02 AM
 
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Have you tried a hand operated meat grinder? That's what some folks used in the Virgin Islands...might be worth a try...
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Old 04-01-2008, 09:14 PM
 
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Ive always seen a box grater used, the side that looks like someone punched holes in it from the inside- forgive me but I'm not quite savvy when it comes to those specific culinary terms!!! Is that the rallador? I'm fluent in Spanish, but dont know that word!

Ive always seen it done one-by-one and by hand...
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Old 04-01-2008, 09:21 PM
 
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I'd be interested in reading about alternatives because "la masa" does not taste the same when it's grated by a food processor versus a hand grinder. It is tough work...In our family, the men help with this step of the process
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Old 04-02-2008, 08:00 PM
 
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Have you tried a hand operated meat grinder? That's what some folks used in the Virgin Islands...might be worth a try...
EXCELLENT THOUGHT, I will try it and see.....thanks,
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Old 04-02-2008, 08:06 PM
 
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Smile Rayadera

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Ive always seen a box grater used, the side that looks like someone punched holes in it from the inside- forgive me but I'm not quite savvy when it comes to those specific culinary terms!!! Is that the rallador? I'm fluent in Spanish, but dont know that word!

Ive always seen it done one-by-one and by hand...
That word is "NEWYORRICAN." The correct word is "rayadera,", an instrument used for grating, from the verb "rallar," to grate. Thanks for forcing me to use the dictionary, ShannaCT.
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Old 04-02-2008, 08:13 PM
 
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Ive always seen a box grater used, the side that looks like someone punched holes in it from the inside- forgive me but I'm not quite savvy when it comes to those specific culinary terms!!! Is that the rallador? I'm fluent in Spanish, but dont know that word!

Ive always seen it done one-by-one and by hand...
Not necessarily, Shanna, my friends from Puerto Rico, tell me that there is an electric version of a ''RAYADERA,'' that has been made by folks on the island, for this purpose, unfortunately, noone has thought of getting a patent on it, for distribution to the masses. Maybe after this, somebody will.
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Old 04-04-2008, 03:37 PM
 
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Hi, there Puerto Ricans: My husband is a gringo that loves PASTELES DE MASA, and I want to make him these dumplings. I made them about 8 years' ago, with a hand grater, and it took me forever, plus I grated my fingers, along with it. Yautias, platanos, y guineos are large/heavy vegetables that need a very good grinder. I have a very good food processor, but it does not do the job right, because the grinder is for cheese, carrots, and small items. I looked all over the internet, even under restaurant supplies, and was not able to find it in the CONUS. And I even looked at the web site for El Colmadito, from Puerto Rico, with no luck. My friends tell me that on the island, they have special equipment for them. Can the good people of Puerto Rico guide me to the right sources. Muchas Gracias y ADELANTE!
I'm not from the Island but my ricans friends in Navarre call it a GUALLO...

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Old 04-05-2008, 09:00 PM
 
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I'm not from the Island but my ricans friends in Navarre call it a GUALLO...
You are right, Sunrico, many people call it a guallo, but the dictionary has other words for it. I guess "guallo," maybe a slang word for it. By the way, I love Navarre, I think it has one of the most beautiful beaches/sand I have ever seen! I love that bridge inside the water. If it wasn't for the hurricanes, I will move there. Tell me, do they have lots of Puerto Ricans/Hispanics there? I met a few Cubans only.
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Old 04-22-2008, 05:48 PM
 
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Sunrico is correct. Even though it must be slang, in PR we call it a Guayo. But it is the grater you see here. They have made there a machine for making pasteles, which they have told me is made from the engine of a washing machine!!! I know of some one here who asked for one from a relative there, he got it sent here and he is making alcapurrias with it . Don't know if you know what this is , but it is a very Puerto Rican nicety!!
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