Salchipapas (Potato Fries and Hot Dogs)


Salchipapas is one of those dishes you are going to find all over Colombia on the kids menu at restaurants. I grew up eating Salchipapas con Salsa Rosada and I still enjoy this traditional Colombian snack.


Buen provecho!



(4 Servings)

  • 8 hotdogs
  • 4 Large potatoes, peeled
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • Salt
  • 1 cup salsa rosada



  1. Heat the oil in a large heavy pot over medium high heat.
  2. Cut the potatoes into about 1/3 inch thick sticks and place them in a bowl with salted cold water.
  3. Drain and pat dry the potatoes and add to the hot oil in batches, turning until cooked and golden, for about 8 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, cut the hotdogs crosswise into 3 pieces each and then cut small, ¼” deep crosses into the tips of those pieces and set aside.
  5. With a slotted spoon transfer the fries to a plate lined with paper towels and season with salt.
  6. Add the hot dogs to the oil and fry for about 2 minutes. Transfer them to a plate lined with paper towels.
  7. To serve, divide the fries and hotdogs in equal amounts and serve with salsa rosada on the side.
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  1. Chrissy says

    Mmmm its looks yummy. Thank you so much! I needed this for my Ethnic Foods class at school. Doing a project over Colombia for it. :)

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