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Llapingachos Potato Cakes Stuffed With Cheese

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llapingachos are popular in the highlands of equador. potato patties filled with cheese and fried to a golden brown. yum. they can be used as an appetizer, a snack or as a side dish. they are often served with fried eggs and a simple salad of lettuce, tomato and avocado. sometimes sausages and a side of rice are added to make a full and typically ecuadorian meal. found on the internet and posted for zwt 7 note: do not deep fry these! they will fall apart - the instructions are for pan frying.

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Time: 50 minutes

Number Of Ingredients: 6

Ingredients: potatoes,yellow onion,cheese,egg yolk,salt & pepper,cooking oil


  1. boil the potatoes and mash
  2. sautee onion in oil until soft , remove from pan and add to mashed potatoes
  3. when the potaotoes have cooled down beat the egg yolk and mix in to the potatoes
  4. add salt and pepper to taste
  5. form into equal sized balls and poke a hole in the middle of each ball stuffing each hole with cheese
  6. seal
  7. flatten each ball in to patties and chill for 30 minutes
  8. add oil to a medium hot frying pan and sautee until golden and crispy outside and heated thoughout
  9. queso blanco is the traditional cheese used but monteray jack or mozzarella may be substituted
  10. prep time does not include chilling time
  11. cooking time will depend on the size of your pan and number of batches being made
  12. 5 minutes per side seems to do the job
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