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A salchipapa or salchipapas is a fast food dish commonly consumed as street food throughout Latin America. The dish's name is a portmanteau of the Spanish words "salchicha" (sausage) and "papa" (potato). Salchipapas typically consist of thinly sliced pan-fried beef sausages and French fries, mixed together with a savory coleslaw on the side. The dish is served with different sauces, such as ketchup and mayonnaise, along with aji or chili peppers. Sometimes a fried egg or cheese is added on top, and it could also come with tomato and lettuce. It is occasionally garnished with oregano.
The salchipapa was invented as a street food in Lima, Peru.[A] Over the years, it expanded to other places in Peru. In Latin America, the dish's popularity has expanded beyond Peruvian cuisine, and is now also typical of Ecuadorian and Bolivian cuisine.
The range of the dish keeps expanding thanks to Bolivians in Argentina and Peruvian restaurants in the United States and Chile. There's a variant know as "choripapas" (made with chorizo instead of sausage) and in Mexico they are known as "salchipulpos".
Preparation and variants
- Chef Dan Perlman defines the dish as a "street food from Lima (Perú)".
- Perlman 2007.
- Jenkins, Dilwyn (2003). Rough Guide to Peru. Rough Guides. ISBN 978-1-84353-074-9.
- Adés, Harry; Melissa Graham (2003). The Rough Guide to Ecuador. Rough Guides. ISBN 978-1-84353-109-8.
- Donadío, Pablo (2008). Un paso en el camino. Página12.
- Canelo, Brenda (2011). Procesos transnacionales y Estado subnacional en una ciudad latinoamericana. Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe (CEPAL).
- Lozano, Fernando (2011). Salchipapas y churros: ¿cómo se comen estos platos en México?. El Comercio.
- Perlman, Dan (2007). SaltShaker: Spanish - English - Spanish Food & Wine Dictionary. Raleigh, North Carolina, USA: Lulu Press. ISBN 978-1-4303-2659-5.
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- South American Food – Website about Salchipapas.
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