September 2012

Sweet Plantain and Potato Hash

9 comments September 5, 2012
Sweet Plantain and Potato Hash

Plantains, or plátanos in Spanish, may seem like an exotic vegetable to many people in the United States, but this vegetable is one of the most popular ingredients in Colombian Cuisine. Ripe plantains are yellow and black, and are sweet tasting. The more black, the sweeter the plantains. Conversely, green plantains are more bland. This […]

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Lapingachos (Colombian-Style Potato Cakes)

11 comments September 4, 2012
Lapingachos (Colombian-Style Potato Cakes)

Lapingachos are a traditional Colombian dish from the Nariño department of Colombia. They are basically potato patties cooked until crispy and golden brown. These delicious potato cakes are typically topped with ají de maní (Colombian peanut sauce) and served as a side dish with fried food (fritos) and a light tomato and lettuce salad on […]

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Merengón de Fresas (Colombian Strawberry Meringue Dessert)

18 comments September 2, 2012
Merengón de Fresas (Colombian Strawberry Meringue Dessert)

Merengón is a traditional Colombian based meringue dessert. The classic Merengón is filled with whipped cream and guanabana, a popular Colombian fruit. There are other variations of this dessert as well that are filled with various fresh fruits, such as strawberries, peaches and Colombian blackberries (mora). Merengón de Fresas is a wonderful dessert. Just imagine, […]

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