Ecuadorian food: llapingachos
Ecuadorian gastronomy is considered one of the best in Latin America, and it is filled with delicious dishes and varied ingredients. This is why we have created a series of blog posts highlighting Ecuador’s best food and fruit.
If you love eating food and like tasting different food and learning about a country through its gastronomy, this blog post is for you.
Today we want to share all about llapingachos, a delicious dish from the Sierra region or highlands of Ecuador.
What are llapingachos, and how are they eaten
Llapingachos (yah-peen-GAH-chos) translate to Ecuadorian potato pancakes. It is a traditional Ecuadorian dish found in the Highlands of Ecuador, where potatoes are widely grown.
The ingredients for llapingachos are mashed potatoes and then seasoned with onions and stuffed with cheese.
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What it tastes like
Llapingachos are savory, crunchy outside, and have a soft filling sometimes with melted cheese.
How and where to eat llapingachos
Llapingachos can be enjoyed any time, but they are mainly enjoyed as an appetizer with hot sauce and sliced onion salad or as part of the traditional dish known as fritada.
You can also buy them ready to eat at some restaurants or on carts along the street.
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