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Llapingachos Ecuatorianos
This has to be one of the greatest dishes I have ever added to a restaurant menu. Fairly simple potato pancakes, I used a blend of sweet and white potato to better approximate the potatoes of Ecuador, that are deep fried and in my case served with a simple yet delicious peanut sauce.They made for a great appetizer but also work as an intriguing side dish, especially with simply grilled meats which also have an affinity for the peanut sauce. 
 
 
The peanut sauce I prepared was a pourable blend of tomato juice, onions, garlic and chunky peanut butter liberally seasoned with white pepper. It may sound a little weird but it makes for an irresistible treat when paired with the llapingachos!  What wine can you pair with this? It’s a touch call, peanut sauce is not a wines friend. The best route, as far as I can tell is to seek out an off-dry sparkling wine, which of course pairs well with fried food. Prosecco is my first thought though a good Moscato might also make for a worthy pairing here.
 
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  • Snooth User: miria
    503518 8

    If you were to ask Brazilians, they would identify feijoada as the single iconic dish, as long as it's made authentically with all the leftover parts of the pig. Nothing pairs with it better, of course, than a caipinha.

    Mar 07, 2014 at 4:40 PM


  • thanks.

    Mar 13, 2014 at 1:33 AM


  • Snooth User: searchub
    1370139 20

    This looks Yummy!

    Mar 14, 2014 at 1:11 PM


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    1486068 2

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    Apr 01, 2014 at 6:02 AM


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