Salchipapas (French Fries And Hot Dogs)

Salchipapas (French Fries with Hot Dog) Serves 4 people – 1 potato and hot dog per person.

Salchipapas are typical South American junk food. Salchipapas are typically topped with tomato onion salsa and salsa rosada. I would love to say that the Downing family never eats junk food but the truth is that 3 out of seven Downings enjoy this guilty pleasure.


  • Oil for frying
  • 4 large potatoes, peeled and cut into thin or thick fries
  • 4 hot dogs, cut in half, with crosswise cuts on the ends

Salsa rosada (for about 2 ½ cups of sauce):

  • 1 large egg
  • 1 ½ tbs diced white onion
  • Juice of two limes
  • ¾ cup sunflower oil
  • 1 tbs milk
  • 8 tomatoes, peeled, seeded and diced
  • Salt to taste
  • Optional: 1 red chili pepper, seeded

Instructions Salsa rosada

  • First. Blend the egg, diced onion, and lime juice until the onions are completely crushed.
  • Then. Blend in the oil slowly until the mixture thickens into a sauce.
  • Then. Add the milk
  • Then. Pour most of the sauce into a blender. Add the diced tomatoes (and hot peppers if you desire) and puree.
  • Then. Pour the puree back into the remaining sauce and mix. Taste and add salt if needed.
  • Then. Refrigerate until the Salchipapas are done.


  • First. Soak the potatoes in cold water for 30 minutes.
  • Then. Drain and dry the potatoes, meanwhile heat the oil to 350 F in a deep pan.
  • Then. Fry the potatoes and cook until they are tender, but don’t brown them.
  • Then. Remove the fries, drain the grease and let them cool down for one hour.
  • Then. Re-heat the oil to 375 F and add the fries, cook until they are golden and crispy.
  • Then. Add the hot dogs during the last 3 minutes of cooking the French fries.
  • Then. Remove the French fries and hot dog, drain the grease and serve hot with the salsa rosada.
  • Enjoy

With love, 6EF7E090-4274-4931-9223-67A638494696The Downings

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