Aug 20, 2018

Salchipapas (hotdogs and French fries)


  • 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.)

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)


  • 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

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)


  • 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)

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.