Salchipapas (Potato Fries and Hot Dogs)

by Erica Dinho on May 24, 2009


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.
  8. salchipapas

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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Erica May 24, 2009 at 8:39 AM

You are really kind, thank you so much!


2 rebecca subbiah May 24, 2009 at 1:30 PM

looks great your welcome i adore learning about food from different countries I need to try your recipes out, very soon lol


3 me May 26, 2009 at 5:42 PM

yo thanks i really needed that for a s.s project for school


4 Katarina. (: October 12, 2009 at 5:16 PM

Wow. Thanks. I Needed It For A Columbian Exachangd Project For School. It Looks Great. :D


5 Lacey December 31, 2010 at 1:17 AM


What brand/type of hotdogs (from the United States) are the best to imitate this appetizer? Mil gracias!


6 Chrissy March 10, 2011 at 3:44 PM

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. :)


7 Marcela August 8, 2011 at 10:44 AM

Que ricura!!! a mi este “mecato” me encanta!! yo le agragaria un par de huevitos de codorniz uuummmm!!


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