Aug 20, 2018

Salchipapas (hotdogs and French fries)

Ingredients:

  • 0.5 Kg of your favorite hotdogs (approximately 1 lb)
  • 1 Kg of French fries (approximately 2 lbs)
  • 2 teaspoons of vegetable oil
  • Your favorite sauces (ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, black olive mayo, avocado mayo, hot sauce, etc.)
Preparation:

Get your French fries ready (fried or baked, fresh or frozen). Cut the hotdogs in rounds or oval slices. Heat the oil in a frying pan. Cook the sausages until golden

Serve hot. On a plate serve fries, add some hotdogs and pour over your favorite sauces.

Aug 12, 2018

Mollejitas Fritas (fried chicken gizzards)

Ingredients:

  • 1 Kg. of chicken gizzards (approx. 2 lbs.)
  • 1 tablespoon of aji panca paste (red Peruvian chili paste or it could be replaced with 2 teaspoons of ground paprika)
  • 1 tablespoon of salt
  • 1 tablespoon of garlic paste
  • 1 teaspoon of ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cumin
  • 3 tablespoons of vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
Preparation:

Cut the gizzards into bite-sized pieces and put them in a bowl. Add the aji, salt, garlic, black pepper, cumin and vinegar, mix and let it marinate for one or two hours.

In a big frying heat the oil on medium-high temperature. Add the gizzards and cook until they are golden brown. You can also grill them instead.

Served them hot with boiled or baked potatoes and/or boiled corn, and your favorite hot sauce.

Aug 3, 2018

Cancha Salada (salty toasted corn)

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of dried chulpe corn
  • 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil (it could be replaced with lard)
  • 2 teaspoons of salt (it could be increased or decreased according to your preference)
Preparation:

In medium size pot, heat the oil on high heat. Add the dried corn and stir constantly until the corn is golden brown. Transfer the corn to a bowl or dish and add the salt.

Cancha salada or tostado can be used as an appetizer or as a side dish to several Peruvian dishes.