LLAPINGACHOS (ECUADOREAN POTATO CAKES WITH PEANUT SAUCE)

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lbs yukon gold potato (yellow fleshed)
  • 2 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup scallion, plus extra 1/2 cup finely chopped
  • 6 tablespoons annatto oil, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 2 cups muenster cheese, coarsely grated

Preparation

Peel potatoes and cut into 1 inch pieces.

Cover with cold water add salt and simmer until very tender.

While potatoes boil, cook garlic and 1/3 cup scallions in 2 tbs of annatto oil in a small saucepan over medium heat, stirring until softened about 2 minutes.

Stir in cumin and 1/4 tsp pepper and cook 1 minute.

Add tomato and cook for 2 minutes whilst stirring.

Add milk and bring to a bare simmer, then remove from heat and stir in peanut butter until well combined.

Keep covered and warm off heat.

Drain and mash potatoes.

Cook remaining 1/2 cup of scallions with 1/4 tsp salt and pepper in 2 tbs of annatto oil until softened.

Stir into potatoes along with the cheese.

Form into 8 balls, flatten into a 3 inch patty.

Heat 1 tbs annato oil in a non stick pan over medium high, then fry cakes in two batches turning over once until crusty both sides (about 6 mins a side).

Gently reheat peanut sauce thinning with a little water to creamy consistency if needed.

Serve with the potato cakes.

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Características

  • Alimento base: Potatoes
  • Dificultad: Average
  • Tiempo preparación: 40 min.
  • Comensales: 4
  • Estacionalidad: All year
  • País: Ecuador
  • Comunidad:
  • Típica de: Ecuador
  • Provincia:
  • Microondas: No
  • Celiacos: No
  • Afrodisiaca: No
  • Thermomix: No
  • Niños: No
  • Light: No
  • Vegetariana: No

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