1/2 cup vegetable oil for frying, plus 1 tablespoon
1 Russet potato, peeled and cut in sticks
Salt and pepper
4 eggs (optional)
Aji amarillo paste
2 parsley leaves, to garnish
This Peruvian fast-food dish is exactly what its name indicates: sausages (salchichas), and potatoes (papas’). With such a short list of ingredients, you hardly need a recipe at all.
Heat 1/2 cup vegetable oil in a heavy saucepan over high heat. Dry the potatoes with paper towels and fry until golden brown. If you are using the frozen ready-made variety, heat them in a 45O°F oven for 18 minutes. Once they’re done, season the fries with salt. Cut the sausages in ¥4-inch round slices. Heat a tablespoon oil in a skillet. Sauté the sausages until golden. Combine the sausages and fries on two plates. Fry the eggs, sunny side up, (if using) and place two on top of the sausage mixture. Garnish with parsley leaves. Serve with ketchup, mustard, aji amarillo paste, and mayonnaise on the side.