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"Locro: A Ecuadoran Peruvian potato-cheese soup

"New from the Kitchen"
Recipe of the Month - July 2012


Soups: "Locro: A Ecuadoran Peruvian potato-cheese soup

In the June2012 cooking school we featured some wonderful dishes from "South of the Border", including a duck quesadilla from Mexico, Churrasco steak and chill rubbed lamb tenderloin from Argentina, a Caipirinha sorbet from Brazil, Venezuelan guasacaca ( a fancy guacamole) and Flan with Brandied fruit. This soup was a hit and we have been featuring it regularly since. It can be prepared a little on the chunky side with several different accompaniments (above with avocado) or pureed as sipped from a cup. Either way we know you will enjoy this easy to make soup from the Andes.
Ingredients


1/4 cup oil or butter
½ medium onion minced
2-4 cloves garlic minced
1 ½ to 2 pounds peeled and diced potatoes
4 cups water or chicken stock
1 cup milk
salt and pepper to taste
1 cup shredded mozzarella or queso fresco cheese

Instructions


Heat the oil or butter over medium heat in a large stock pot. Add the onion and garlic and simmer until translucent. Stir in the potatoes, water or stock, milk, salt and pepper and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer until potatoes are falling apart about 35 - 40 minutes. Mash the potatoes with the back of a spoon to thicken the soap leaving it a little chunky. Remove from heat and stir in the cheeses and adjust the seasoning.


You may also:

Add chopped yellow chilies with onion and garlic for spicier soup.

Add 1 cup corn kernels after soup has simmered for 20 minutes.

Add avocado slices as a garnish.

Puree for a drinkable soup.

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Latta / Florence, South Carolina 29565
(843) 752-5090 • (888) 752-5090
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