Beef Tassot or Tassot Boeuf (Tassot Boeuf/Beef Tassot/Fried Beef Bits) is meat that has been marinated, boiled, and fried. It is part of what Haitians call “Fritaille” which is a mix of different types of fritters. Tassot is the way the meat is cooked. You can make tassot with any types of meat or firm fish. The two common meat tassot are with beef and goat. This recipe is with beef.
What makes a tassot taste exquisite is the marinating time. You must allow the meat to marinate at least for 30 minutes or more. The longer, the better. You also have to let the meat cook in its marinade before adding water. Another step that may be longer is the cooking time. If making tassot with red meat, broiling time is longer because the meat must be tender before frying.
This dish is usually eaten with other fritters or as a meat dish with your meal. Because beef has a tendency to be dry when cooked too long, a good sauce or gravy or even Pikliz is required. Buying a nice tender cut of beef is necessary and don’t buy meat that has a lot of bones either.
Beef Tassot is a traditional dish in Haiti. It is very easy to make and does not require a lot of ingredients. Haitians eat tassot anytime and for any types of event.