Today, we'll be preparing something truly easy and straightforward: Salchipapa, a type of fast food commonly consumed on the streets in various countries and regions around the world.
This dish consists of fried sausage slices and fries (sometimes using other types of sausages, altering the name like 'choripapa'), accompanied by various sauces such as ketchup, mustard, spicy cream, and often topped with a fried egg, quail egg, or melted cheese slices. It can also be paired with tomatoes and lettuce or just a coleslaw.
Regardless of the combination, it's always delicious. Salchipapas are the perfect dish to please the kids, thanks to the two main ingredients they love: potatoes and sausages. It's truly a simple preparation with ingredients easily found everywhere.
It's not only a favorite among children. Many adults, including myself, relish a good Salchipapa. I particularly love it with pink sauce and quail eggs. Just thinking about it makes me hungry and eager to make one to satisfy my craving.
It's hard not to crave this delight at any time of the day. It's the ideal and favorite snack for leisure time, movie nights at home, gatherings with friends, or when you want a quick bite from the kitchen.
So, let's prepare our Salchipapa. A recipe that's cost-effective, with a short and genuinely simple process. So simple that in two steps, you could have Salchipapa ready at home without needing to step out. Let's cook!
What's the secret to crispy fries?
- Cut the potatoes into uniform sticks to ensure even cooking.
- Ensure the oil is hot before frying. The optimal temperature is around 180°C (350°F).
- Don't overcrowd the pan or fryer as it can lower the oil's temperature, resulting in less crispy fries.
- After frying, place the fries on paper towels to remove excess oil.
How to achieve the perfect homemade pink sauce?
- Blend the egg, onion, and lemon juice well before adding oil.
- Pour the oil slowly while the blender is running to attain the desired mayonnaise consistency.
- Adding milk maintains a whiter mayo and enhances the sauce's texture.
Ideas to customize and enhance your salchipapa
- Top with halved boiled quail eggs.
- Use different types of sausages or processed meats for varied flavors.
- Serve with coleslaw or a fresh salad for added color and texture.
- Try various sauces like guacamole, garlic sauce, tartar sauce, or even a spicy sauce.
How to store homemade pink sauce?
Once made, store the pink sauce in an airtight container in the fridge. It'll stay fresh for 3-5 days. Stir before serving to mix any separation.
Other similar recipes
- Arepas: A Colombian classic made from corn dough, filled with cheese, meat, avocado, or any preferred ingredient.
- Empanadas: Delicious fried pastries filled with beef, chicken, potato, or cheese, perfect as snacks or starters.
- Patacones: Thick slices of fried and flattened green plantains, best served with guacamole, hogao, or any sauce of your choice.
- 4 potatoes (cut into sticks.)
- 6 sausages (sliced diagonally.)
- Vegetable oil.
- Salt (to taste.)
For the Pink Sauce:
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons of chopped white onion
- 4 tablespoons of lemon juice
- ¾ to 1 cup of sunflower oil
- 1 tablespoon of milk
- 8 peeled tomatoes (seedless and chopped)
- Salt (to taste.)
- Heat oil on high. While heating, salt the potatoes.
- Once the oil is hot, fry the potatoes for approximately 8 minutes, depending on their thickness. Remove and set aside.
- Fry the sausages until done. Remove.
- Optionally, place the fries and sausages on paper towels to absorb excess oil. Serve immediately.
- Top with your preferred sauces, quail eggs, or serve with coleslaw.
For the homemade pink sauce:
- Blend the egg, chopped onion, and lemon juice until the onions are minced.
- Continue blending, adding the oil slowly, until the mayo becomes thick but not overly so. It should have a sauce-like consistency.
- Add salt to taste and milk, which keeps the mayo white.
- Transfer most of the mayo to a bowl, then blend the chopped tomatoes until pureed. Return the mayo to the blender and mix until well combined, adjusting salt if needed.
- Store the sauce in the fridge until serving time.