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.
This recipe produces: 6 baked ripe plantains
This is an easy recipe for a taste of Ecuador. Baked ripe plantains stuffed with cheese are a common treat that all seven Downings suggest you try this dish at least once.
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6 slices of mozzarella
1-2 pats of melted butter
6 ripe plantains, whole
First. Pre-heat oven to 400 F
Then. Peel the plantains, place them on a baking sheet and rub them with butter.
Then. Bake the plantains for 30 minutes, turn and bake for another 20 minutes. Both sides should be golden brown.
Then. Remove the plantains from the oven, make a cut (from end to end) and stuff them with the cheese slices. In a few minutes the cheese will melt
Enjoy. Serve warm.