Wednesday, November 03, 2010

VeganMoFo: Ecuadorian Llapingachos

¡Hola Amigos! Bienvenidos a Ecuador! Having touched down in Central America, now we've arrived in South America!

¡Llapingachos! ¡Llapingachos! ¡Llapingachos! My new favorite word. It is so fun to say. And, it turns out, also very fun to eat. For our meal from the fine cuisine of Ecuador, we had llapingachos... fried up mashed potato cakes served with a savory peanut sauce. Very yummy! The little cakes have onion and flour and baking powder, so they are definitely lighter than a straight up glob of mashed potatoes would be.

As you know, I am afraid of deep frying... so I just pan fried these starchy beauties, and they were definitely perfectly delicious this way. In order to add a little protein and a splash of color to our meal, I also cooked up some Latin Tofu and broccoli. Both the tofu and the llapingachos recipes are from Viva Vegan. I promise that this whole month will not be from Viva Vegan, but I think you might have to tough it out for one or two more days. :)

I dare you to make this recipe and not run around the house yelling "¡Llapingachos! ¡Llapingachos!" for the rest of the week. It happened to me.

21 comments:

  1. Did someone say "Peanut Sauce"?? Yum!

    I've made mashed potato cakes before, but never had them with peanut sauce.

    My husband's grandmother used to make what she called "potch" (I have no idea where the name came from) from mashed potatoes, rutabaga, onions, and a bit of flour. They were delish too.

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  2. I want to eat dinner at your house!

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  3. Ba ha ha! Best picture ever :P

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  4. You draw the best pictures. I am ok with a few more days of Viva Vegan.

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  5. Why would you NOT cook from Viva Vegan while your in South America? The recipes are already veganized for you! The llapingachos sound awesome!

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  6. That last drawing is SO FRICKIN' CUTE! I love it! I have yet to try the llapingachos, but I'm definitely moving it to the top of my list!

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  7. #1 - That is the next thing I am cooking from Viva Vegan!

    #2 - I love your blog header. And your Where in the World is Vegan Eats & Treats drawing. And your Around the World in 30 Days drawing. Are you the artist?

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  8. Thank you for posting this! My boyfriend's brother's wife (got that) is Ecuadorian and made llapingachos for us at a dinner party and when I tried to find a recipe, I couldn't. I now realize I was spelling them completely wrong (yapengachos?), haha!
    Anyway, hers were delicious (though fried) and I hope yours were too.

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  9. This was one of my favorite Terry testers... I loved that peanutty sauce! Also, your traveling map makes me very, very happy ;-)

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  10. Looks amazing! I really want Viva Vegan. It's so beautiful and full of such delicious sounding recipes.

    That drawing is really cute, too, by the way.

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  11. Yum, these look amazing, and I just bought Viva Vegan. Can't wait to try this recipe!

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  12. Llapingachos! Llapingachos! That *is* a funny word! Keep the Viva Vegan goods comin'! I have not tried the Llapingachos yet, but everything else I've made from that book has been a big hit.

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  13. I love your theme and drawings! Hmm, I passed over this recipe the first time through Viva Vegan, I'll have to go back to it.

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  14. Your drawings make me smile.

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  15. viva vegan rulezzzz... looking forward to your posts!

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  16. I've made those Llapingachos and they're brilliant. I love the way you've arranged the plate, I could dive right in.

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  17. Wow, do I ever love that picture! I hope that is an accuratd portrayal of your household. :)

    Those little beauties look perfect, and honestly i wouldn't mind if the whole month was from viva vegan.

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  18. I love that drawing!
    and now I want to try llapingachos. They sound delicious, especially paired with peanut sauce!

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  19. amey! your traveling food posts are so wonderful, and your map! and the draws. can't wait to see you! we should plan for a big cook-date (i know we won't have time, but i want to pretend). maybe just a mofo picture together.

    xo
    kittee

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  20. I do love the traveling posts. My little homeschoolers and I are doing country studies this year, complete with food making (we're in Asia right now) so I will remember your posts when we get to these places.

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  21. Are those llap dogs barking llapingachos?
    Got any leftovers? I'm comin over.

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